SPHINCTEROTOMY

PREPARING FOR A SPHINCTEROTOMY

 

Sphincterotomy is when the internal sphincter muscle will be partially divided and the anal canal dilated. The associated fissure may be debrided to allow for healing. 

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 surgery

  • 24 hours liquid diet (chicken broth, vegetable soup, tea, coconut water 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 20 minutes

  • Recovery requires 45 minutes to 1 hour

  • Upon clearance by the doctor, the patient is released.

RESULTS TIMELINE:

  • Postoperative guidelines are 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

  • Minimization of symptoms 

  • Relief of symptoms 

POTENTIAL COMPLICATIONS & RISK:

  • Bleeding

  • Infection 

  • Post-operative pain 

  • Injury to the sphincter 

  • Recurrent anal fissure 

  • Narrowing of the anal canal
  • 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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