Fissure Surgery

What are Fissure?

An anal fissure also called fissure-in-ano is a tiny vertical injury to the skin or the lining of the anal canal. It usually is painful or unexpected, to begin with, but if left untreated, can become a chronic or long-lasting problem.

The causes of Fissure

Many reasons can cause an Anal fissure.

Below are common causes:

Anal fissures are pretty much universal in young children and newborns but may occur at any age

Diarrhoea for a more extended period

Too much pressure in the sphincter muscles that control the anus

Pain when passing of large and hard stools

Symptoms of Fissures

  • A noticeable cut in the skin around the anus.

  • A small lump of skin or skin tag, next to the cut

  • Intense pain in the anal area during bowel movements

  • Streaks of blood on stools or toilet paper after wiping

  • Burning, swelling, soreness and itching occurs primarily with chronic fissures

  • Sometimes the pain is so severe that the patient is anxious to get to the toilet

How does Pooja Surgical Hospital diagnose Fissures?

At Pooja Surgical Hospital, our expert doctors usually do a physical examination first to diagnose an anal Fissure. However, some patients may require a rectal exam to confirm the diagnosis. In some cases of rectal pain, we suggest an endoscopy for better evaluation of our patient’s symptoms.

How do we treat Fissure?

A fissure is a critical phase and can be even treated with medicines. We offer different treatment options to our patients like medications, ayurvedic, and surgery. If medications don’t heal, then the patient is provided with a procedure called LATERAL SPHINCTEROTOMY, which is a daycare procedure with excellent outcomes and fast recovery.¬†With years of expertise, we treat piles, fissure, and fistula surgery in Rajkot.

  • Medications for Treating Anal Fissures

    1. Nitrate ointment:
    At Pooja Surgical Hospital, we may recommend one of these to help patients raise blood flow to the anal canal and sphincter, which allows fissures to get better quicker.

    2. Botox injections:
    If topical treatments don't work, injecting botulinum toxin type A (Botox) into the sphincter is sometimes the ultimate step. Botox injections temporarily paralyze the sphincter muscle by relieving pain and encouraging healing in 60% to 80% of patients.

  • Surgery

    We don't recommend surgery for anal fissures unless other forms of treatment haven't worked. The operation, called a lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS), includes making a tiny cut in the anal sphincter muscle. It lessens pain and pressure, allowing the Fissure to heal. We use advanced technologies to provide painless treatment with high success rates.