Botulinum Toxin Injection

Anal fissures are a common yet distressing disorder. They are a break in the lining of the anal canal and can lead to bleeding and pain when going to the toilet. Many fissures may be managed successfully with ointments and medications to soften the stool. However, some cases will require further intervention if the fissure…

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Bowel Resection

A bowel resection may be required for any number of reasons including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease) or diverticulitis. The area and length of bowel required to be resected will depend on individual circumstances and should be discussed with your colorectal surgeon. Nowadays it is possible to perform…

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Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a safe and effective procedure where a flexible camera is guided through the large bowel. It is used to examine the inside of the bowel for a number of reasons. Some of the reasons to have a colonoscopy are to investigate bleeding from the back passage, a change in bowel habit, to rule…

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Endorectal advancement flap

Anal fistulas can be a difficult disorder to treat. One of the problems is that the muscles around the anus, called the “sphincters”, may be damaged. If too much muscle is damaged, then incontinence (inadvertent loss of bowel content) may occur. The standard operation for the treatment of fistulas, called a “fistulotomy”, involves dividing the…

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Laparoscopic surgery

Laparoscopic surgery, also known as “keyhole” surgery, is a technique where the surgeon uses instruments and a camera to operate through small (usually less than 1 cm) incisions in the abdomen. The technique has been shown to be safe and effective and results in faster recovery from surgery with potentially less complications. It is now…

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Pelvic Floor Surgery

Mr Eugene Ong trained and subsequently held a consultant position at Oxford University NHS Trust Hospitals, UK. He worked in the Oxford Pelvic Floor Unit, a world leader in the management of pelvic floor disorders. He has significant experience in diagnosing and managing the often difficult to treat problems of faecal incontinence, constipation, obstructed defaecation…

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Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS)

Faecal incontinence is a common and devastating disorder. The causes of faecal incontinence can be quite varied, and the treatment can range from simple diet measures and pelvic floor exercises to requiring surgical repair of the muscles around the anus (the “sphincters”). Recently, Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS) has emerged as a very safe and effective…

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