ANAL FISSURE

PREPARING FOR AN

ANAL FISSURE 

Anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum ( anal canal) that can cause pain during bowel movements. If you have a anal fissure that hasn't heal after 8 to 12 weeks, it is considered a long-term (chronic) fissure. 

STEPS TO BOOKING:

  1. Obtain a referral form from your physician

  2. Book an appointment with our office

  3. If you are using insurance (Present Insurance Card)

MEET THE ANESTHESIOLOGIST

  • Consultation booking

  • Laboratory and Imaging test completed

  • Preoperative questionnaire

   

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Fast 12 hours prior to procedure

  • Bowel preparation is required (Liquid diet-coconut water, chicken broth, soup, etc...)

  • Remember to leave all valuables at home (jewelry, money etc.)

  • Refrain from smoking and use of alcoholic beverages

  • Shower the morning of the procedure

SURGERY TIMELINE:

  • Patient assessment about 45 minutes after check in

  • Anesthesia takes about 15 minutes.

  • Surgery takes about 45 minutes  

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor the patient is released.

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Post operative guidelines given

  • Follow-up care

I'm ready to begin...

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

BENEFITS: 

  • Reduced pain due to anal spasm, reduced symptoms related to the fissure, reduced bleeding from the fissure, improved hygiene

  • Diagnosis, minimization of symptoms, relief of symptoms

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Bleeding, both immediate or delayed, possibly requiring re-operation

  • Infection at the surgical site, possibly requiring further treatment and/or surgery

  • Post-operative pain, both acute and chronic

  • Recurrent anal fissure and pain

  • Injury to the sphincter muscles causing temporary per rectum permanent incontinence

  • Narrowing of the anal canal leading to stenosis

  • Although the risks and complications may occur only very rarely they do sometimes occur and cannot be predicted or prevented by the physician 

 

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