Anorectal Procedures

Our practice offers a range of treatment options for anorectal conditions.  Some conditions can be treated safely at our office, while others are performed at an Ambulatory Surgery Center.

What are Anorectal Procedures?

Anorectal procedures address conditions that affect the anus and the rectum. Anorectal conditions aren’t often talked about or are stigmatized because of their private nature. We offer compassionate and patient-centered care to address your needs.

Why Would I Need Anorectal Procedures?

There are many different anorectal conditions that can benefit from treatment. These include:

  • Anal Fissures
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fistulas
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Rectal bleeding

Your colorectal surgeon can assess your symptoms and recommend your best next steps during an appointment at our office. They may recommend procedures like anoscopy, ultrasound, or biopsy to determine the best course of treatment for you.

What Can I Expect From Anorectal Procedures?

Anorectal procedures are usually performed in an outpatient setting. Here’s what to expect from your procedure.

Preparing for Anorectal Procedures

You’ll be given detailed instructions by our team ahead of your procedure. This includes avoiding certain medications like NSAIDs or blood thinners. Depending on the type of anesthetic used during your procedure, you may need to fast and avoid any liquids ahead of your surgery. You may be asked to do a full bowel preparation ahead of surgery and it’s very important to follow directions exactly. Alternatively, you may be asked to use enemas to empty your rectum,

It’s recommended to begin taking fiber supplements ahead of your procedure to reduce constipation after surgery and ease any bowel movements.

Anorectal Procedure

You will review your procedure with our colorectal team. Then, you’ll be given an anesthetic and medications to help you relax. You’ll be positioned on your stomach or on your left side for the duration of the procedure. Once it’s complete, you’ll be brought to a recovery room to be monitored by our team.

Anorectal Procedure Aftercare

You can expect some pain and discomfort after your procedure, but it can be managed with prescribed pain medications. Make sure to take these according to instructions so you can rest and recover. It can also be helpful to take a lukewarm Sitz bath after bowel movements. It’s important to avoid constipation since this can cause pain during bowel movements (which should be taken as normal but without straining or pushing), so make sure to take stool softeners according to instructions. Finally, make sure to clean the area with baby wipes or water rather than toilet paper to avoid irritation.

Your focus during your recovery period should be resting, so make sure to avoid any intensive activity for at least 4 weeks. You’ll follow up with our team at this time to check on your progress and clear you to return to your regular schedule.

Schedule an Appointment

Anorectal procedures can achieve relief and improve your quality of life. To get started, we invite you to meet with our colorectal team by scheduling a consultation. Call our office or fill out our online contact form to set up an appointment.

Meet the Doctors

Drs. Hekmat Hakiman and Arpit Patel are leading colorectal surgeons in the greater Phoenix area. As part of our experienced team at ACE Clinic, they can provide exceptional care with a compassionate and friendly approach to colorectal health. Drs. Hakiman and Patel are dual board-certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery, and both completed their fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX before founding their physician-owned practice in Chandler, AZ. We hope you’ll feel exceptionally welcome during your time at Arizona Colorectal Experts and look forward to helping meet your health care needs.

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Please do not hesitate to call us at 602-844-5157 or fill out our online form if you have a question, or would like to schedule an appointment.