Sydney Colorectal Associates have been providing colorectal consultative and surgical services in Sydney for over 25 years.
As a group, the team developed in order to offer best-practice consultative and diagnosistic services, and to forster learning and development with two of Sydney’s most experiecned colorectal surgeons.
These tests are done to check the nerves and muscles at the very end of the bowel. There is no preparation required for these tests. These tests are not painful and will not take longer than 45mins.
An injection of the toxin Bo-tox may be used as a therapy for acute and chronic anal fissures.
A Colonoscopy is a procedure using a flexible fibreoptic instrument which is inserted into the colon (large intestine) through the anus (back passage). Any Polyps found are removed as part of the procedure.
Bowel Cancer Detection
A simple test that can be done at home. The test detects tiny amounts of blood, often released from bowel cancers or their precursors (polyps or adenomas) into the stool.
Fistulotomy / Seton Insertion
A fistulotomy is a surgical procedure opening the length of the track between the internal lining of the anus to the skins surface to allow the open wound to heal gradually. The sphincter muscle is divided.
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure where an instrument is introduced into the lower bowel (rectum) for a distance of at least 25cm.
A Haemorrhoidectomy is carried out as an open operation for large haemorrhoids unsuitable for Rubber Band Ligation.
In a laparoscopic hernia repair, a series of small incisions are made and a small camera-mounted tube is inserted into the abdomen to help guide the surgeon.
Laparoscopic surgery allows surgeons the opportunity to perform operations using very small incisions, avoiding the trauma of large incisions and the benefits of less pain, decreased hospital stay, quicker return to activity and work and an improved cosmetic result.
A polypectomy is the procedure of removing abnormal like growths that protrude into the lining of the bowel (polyps).
Rubber Band Ligation
The treatment is especially appropriate for larger haemorrhoids and neither general nor local anaesthetic is required, as there are no nerve fibres in the lower bowel lining. Over 90% of haemorrhoids can be treated comfortably by this technique.
A sphincterotomy is a procedure performed on the internal anal sphincter muscle for the treatment of chronic anal fissure.