Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Fissure Dilatation

Fissure Dilatation is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at treating anal fissures—painful tears or cracks in the lining of the anus. Anal fissures can cause discomfort, bleeding, and difficulty with bowel movements. Fissure Dilatation involves gently stretching the anal sphincter muscles to promote healing and alleviate symptoms.

Diagnosis and Testing

At Neo TrueNorth, we offer comprehensive diagnostic assessments to determine if Fissure Dilatation is the appropriate treatment for your anal fissure. Our diagnostic services include:

  1. Digital Rectal Examination: A physical examination of the rectum and anus to assess the location, severity, and characteristics of the anal fissure, as well as to evaluate any associated symptoms and potential risk factors.

  2. Proctoscopy: A procedure using a thin, flexible tube with a camera (proctoscope) to visually examine the rectum and anus, allowing for a detailed assessment of the anal fissure and surrounding tissues.

  3. Anorectal Manometry: Evaluation of the function and pressure of the anal sphincter muscles and rectum to assess bowel function and identify any underlying issues contributing to anal fissures.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Fissure Dilatation?

  1. Minimally Invasive Approach: Fissure Dilatation is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia, minimizing discomfort and downtime for patients.

  2. Expert Colorectal Specialists: Our team of experienced colorectal specialists specializes in Fissure Dilatation procedures, utilizing advanced techniques and technology to provide safe and effective treatment.

  3. Comprehensive Care: We take a comprehensive approach to anal fissure care, addressing both the underlying causes and associated symptoms to promote healing and improve overall anal health.

  4. Personalized Treatment Plans: We understand that every patient is unique, which is why we tailor our treatment plans to your specific needs, medical history, and treatment goals.