Colorectal surgery is a diverse field in medicine that primarily deals with disorders of the rectum, anus, and the colon. This field is also referred to as proctology but this very term is now used infrequently within medicine and is rather employed to identify practices relating to the anus and rectum, in particular. The word proctology had it's initial genesis from Greek words proktos that means "anus" or "hindparts", and logia that refers to "science" or "study".
Proctology is therefore a medical specialty per se that focuses on diseases of the rectum, anus and colon. Common conditions that may be treated by a proctologist include the following
Proctologists perform corrective colorectal surgeries in order to repair the rectum, anus or the colon. They perform surgeries that primarily involve the removal of parts of organs, or even the removal of whole organs such as the gallbladder.
These are a cluster of blood vessels, veins, muscles, elastic fibers, and inflamed tissues in the anal area.
An anal fistula is a small tunnel that connects an infected gland in and around the anus to the skin around the anus.
An anal fissure is a condition where a small tear or cut is formed in the thin and moist lining of the anus.
Pilonidal sinus is a small hole or channel under the skin and has pus or inflamed fluid accumulation, which may also contain blood.
Chronic constipation is a pestering ailment, and it’s definition varies amongst different people.
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