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Anal Fissures

An anal fissure is a small, oval shaped tear or split in skin that lines the opening of the anus.  The symptoms and signs include pain when passing a bowel motion and bright red blood from the anus.

Many fissures may be managed successfully with ointments and medications to soften the stool however, some cases will require further intervention. We offer conservative management for anal fissures including Fissurectomy, Botulinum toxin (Botox®) injection into the anal sphincter and surgical division of a portion of the internal anal sphincter (sphincterotomy).

Our surgeons will discuss with you which procedure is most suitable for your fissure.