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Proctology Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Proctologyspecialists.

Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.


Proctology is available at Clinica UNIBE

4 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Danilo Sánchez

General Surgery

Dr. Mario Murillo

General Surgery

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc


Proctology is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.


Proctology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

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.


Proctology is available at Salutaris Medical Center

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.


Proctology is available at Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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.


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

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.


Proctology is available at San Angel Hospital

Listed general surgeons:

Dr. Fernando Juárez Cárdenas

Urology & General Surgery

Dr. Jesús González Cepeda

Laparoscopic Surgery

Hospital de Tulúm

Hospital de Tulum is a small, modern (opened in 2010), second level private medical center. Nine certified physicians and surgeons provide healthcare services to the city of Tulum, the surrounding area, and the tourists who visit this Mexican vacation spot.


Proctology is available at Hospital de Tulúm

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.


Proctology is available at International Bio Care Hospital

Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.


Proctology is available at Hospital Universitario San Vicente

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About Proctology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

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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