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Colorectal Procedures

Other Colorectal Surgical Procedures at North Texas Surgical Specialists

North Texas Surgical Specialists’ Surgeons are specifically trained in the latest techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum. We offer symptomatic relief and treatment for hemorrhoids, fissures, diverticular disease, and polyps, among other conditions.

Our technology, as well as our approach to treatment, is tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient. We offer the greatest level of comfort and minimally invasive techniques, which reduce recovery time, minimize hospital stay, and facilitate return to normal daily activity.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a wide spectrum of chronic inflammatory conditions that involve the digestive system, there are two main types. Ulcerative colitis: Which mainly involved large bowel (Colon and Rectum). Crohn’s disease: This affects any part of the digestive system.

Both diseases usually presented with severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, fatigue, weight loss, and many other symptoms.
To confirm the diagnosis of IBD your doctor will request a blood test, procedures such as colonoscopy, and images such as CT scan.
Treatment of IBD depends on the severity of the disease, most of the time treatment will be provided by your gastroenterologist in the form of antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, or immune-suppressive drugs. Surgeons get involved either to treat complications or if medical treatment fails to control the disease.
 

Pelvic Floor Disorders

The pelvic floor consists of a group of muscles that provide support to pelvic organs (bladder, rectum, and uterus or prostate). Contracting and relaxing these muscles allows you to control your bowel movements, urination, and, for women particularly, sexual intercourse.

Damage and aging of these muscles lead to a variety of issues, such as fecal and urine incontinence, rectum, bladder, and uterus prolapse.
Treatment includes pelvic floor physical therapy and/or surgery depends on what condition to treat. For instance, fecal incontinence is best treated with sacral nerve stimulator on an outpatient basis, but rectal prolapse may need robotic surgery.

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Hemorrhoids can develop inside the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or under the skin around the anus (external hemorrhoids).

Most of the time patients complain of Itching or irritation in the anal region, pain or discomfort, swelling around the anus, or bleeding.
Modifying lifestyle measures can prevent and improve an existing disease, such as eating a high-fiber diet, drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding strain and long periods of sitting.
Treatment includes the above measures as well as the use of local topical treatments. Soak regularly in a warm bath or sitz bath. Take oral pain relievers.
If symptoms are persistent such as bleeding or pain, your doctor might recommend surgery. These procedures can be done in the office (Rubber banding) or in an outpatient setting under anesthesia (Hemorrhoidectomy)
 

Anal Fistula

A small tunnel under the skin communicating the rectum with the outside, it usually develops after infection in the perianal area. There are many types of fistula based on how much sphincter muscle involved. For example, superficial fistula does not involve any sphincter muscle and it is a simpler form and easier to take care of. However, trans-sphincteric fistula involves both internal and external sphincter muscle and therefore, it is the most complex form of fistula and has a high recurrence rate.

Anal fistula requires surgery to cure it. There are many types of surgeries depending on which type of fistula you have.
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