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Proctology Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Proctologyspecialists.

Clínica Anglo Americana

The surgical center of the Anglo American Clinic is the most complete and modern center in the country, designed to perform an extensive variety of surgical procedures with state-of-the-art equipment and the most recognized multidisciplinary team of specialists in Peru.

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Proctology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital Universitario Austral

The surgical service is able to competently resolve all the pathology of the general surgeon, in a conventional manner and with a laparoscopic approach if it is indicated, in the areas of esophagus-gastroduodenal pathology, biliary and pancreas pathology, coloproctology, abdominal walls, the section

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Proctology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clinica UNIBE

General surgery is the specialty of medicine that has competence in the diagnosis and treatment of pathologies that are resolved by surgical or potentially surgical procedures, both elective and emergency.

Availability:

Proctology is available at Clinica UNIBE

4 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Danilo Sánchez

General Surgery

Dr. Mario Murillo

General Surgery

Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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Proctology is available at Salutaris Medical Center

Hospital Angeles

A complete medical facility specializing in many disciplines that was built especially to cater medical tourists.

Availability:

Proctology is available at Hospital Angeles

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

Availability:

Proctology is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

8 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Rolando A.Bissot

General Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Valdez

General Surgeon

International Bio Care Hospital

A unique hospital that uses integrative medical approach for treating cancer patients, Autoimmune Degenerative Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other so called "Chronic diseases". Treatment methods are individually tailored for each patient.

Availability:

Proctology is available at International Bio Care Hospital

Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

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Proctology is available at Hospital CIMA Monterrey

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

Availability:

Proctology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

The Department of Surgery of the University Hospital of San Vicente Foundation, as its name indicates, brings together the activities developed by all those specialties in which surgical services are provided.

Availability:

Proctology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

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About Proctology

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What is Proctology?

This is a branch of medicine that deals with diagnosing, treating and managing disorders and diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. Proctology is also known as colorectal surgery. Medical doctors who practice proctology are known as proctologists. A proctoscope is an instrument that is a hollow metal tube that is short, straight and rigid.


Common disorders diagnosed by proctologists include:
  • Hemorrhoids: These are inflamed or enlarged veins near the anal and rectal area of the body, which may cause bleeding and pain when having bowel movements.
  • Anal Fissures: These are tears, cracks or rips in anal tissue due to overuse of the colorectal area, hardened stool or external causes. 
  • Fistulas: These are abnormal tissue passageways or connections between rectal tissue and anal tissue.
  • Fecal Incontinence: This is the inability to control bowel movements
  • Rectal Prolapse: This is a malfunction of rectal tissue which causes protrusion of the rectum through the anus.
  • Imperforate Anus: A birth defect characterized by a malformed anus in babies
  • Chronic disorders: Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
  • Rectal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Colon Cancer.
  • Anal Injury.
  • Foreign Objects in the colon, anus or rectum.
  • Severe constipation

Signs and symptoms that you need to see a proctologist
  • Feeling or seeing an external anal lump
  • Discharge from the anus
  • A red swelling on the buttocks that is painful
  • Change in size of your bowel movement or bowel habits
  • A diagnosis that the source of your anemia may be in your anus, rectum or colon
  • You require a screening colonoscopy
  • You have a history of polyps or colorectal cancer and need a screening colonoscopy
  • You want to manage irritable bowel syndrome
  • You need an operation for a colon inflammation, inflammatory bowel disease or colorectal cancer

What Procedures are performed in Proctology?
    Diagnostic procedures
  • Colonoscopy: The doctor uses this procedure to examine the whole large bowel
  • Proctoscopy: A proctoscope is inserted into the rectum allowing for an unobstructed view of the interior of the rectal cavity. This procedure is normally done to inspect for rectal polyps or hemorrhoids. The procedure might be mildly uncomfortable as the proctoscope is put into the rectum.
  • Sigmoidoscopy: This minimally invasive medical examination of the large intestine, from the rectum upto the last part of the colon.
  • Defecating proctography: This is a type of medical imaging in a patient's defecation are observed at various stages using a fluoroscope.

Surgical treatment
  • Colectomy: This surgery removes all or part of your colon.
  • Polypectomy: This is surgery that removes polyps that may turn cancerous.
  • Strictureplasty: The surgery restores free to flow through the bowel without removing the narrowed segments.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy: This is surgery to remove severe or extensive hemorrhoids that are internal or external.
  • Anoplasty: This is surgery that repairs defect so that stool can be able to move through the rectum.
  • Colostomy: This procedure provides an alternate opening for stool to pass and is also called hemorrhoid banding.

Risks : • Infection of the surgical site • Anastomotic leakage • Tearing of the intestinal wall by the instrument used • Localized bleeding

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