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Sphincterotomy in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Sphincterotomy.

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

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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.

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Dr. Jesus Arturo Armenta Jasso

A Gastointestinal Surgeon who specializes in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. Dr. Armenta speaks fluent English and treats many American patients.

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1,500 - 2,000 US$

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.

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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.

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San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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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.

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.

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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.

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San Javier Marina Hospital

A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.

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About Sphincterotomy

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

What is a Sphincterotomy?
Sphincterotomy is a procedure in which anal fissures are treated. A tear in the rectal lining which most often results from hard bowel movement is called an anal fissure. Due to muscle spasms and continuous bowel movements, the healing of the anal fissures is prevented. They become very severe and cause great pain and discomfort. Medication to encourage healing and stool softeners can also be used to heal the anal fissures. However, severe and reoccurring fissures need to be treated by sphincterotomy. The outermost portion of the anal sphincter is cut during a sphincterotomy, which loosens the muscles and stops the muscle spasms from occurring.

How is a sphincterotomy performed?
The patient needs to lie down on the operating table and is positioned in a way to expose the anus and the rectal area. Once the anesthesia is given, an antiseptic solution is used to clean the area. Then, fissures are removed and an incision is made on the anal sphincter. This enables the sphincter to relax and stretch. This causes less strain on the fissure. Stitches are given and the patient is sent into recovery.

How to prepare for a sphincterotomy?

  • A few days prior to the sphincterotomy, the doctor may be required to do some tests on you which include:
    • Urine tests
    • Chest x-ray
    • Electrocardiography
    • Other tests depending on the patient’s health
  • You may be required to stop certain medication for several days before the procedure if it is advised by your doctor.
  • You will have an interview with an anesthesiologist to determine which anesthesia you need to be provided.
  • The doctor may impose dietary restrictions before the procedure.

Duration of procedure/surgery : 20 to 30 minutes

Days admitted : None. Sphincterotomy is done on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia : Local anesthesia is usually administered for a sphincterotomy. However, an interview with the anesthesiologist before the sphincterotomy will determine if you need general or any other anesthesia.

Recovery : - After the procedure, the patient is monitored in a recovery unit. Clear fluids are given until the patient recovers from anesthesia. - Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the duration of the patient’s stay in the hospital is determined. Most often patients are sent home without much delay. - Approximately 2 weeks is required for a patient to recover from a sphincterotomy, and resume normal activities. - A complete recovery may take approximately 2 months.

Risks : The possible complications during a sphincterotomy include the following: - Infection of the surgical area - Fever - Severe discomfort - Abnormal discharges - Incontinence - Abscess - Uncontrolled flatulence

After care : - You will experience soreness and bleeding around the anus. A bland diet that is high in fiber and fluids may be recommended by the doctor to avoid soreness around the surgical area. - The dressing on the operated site should be kept for many hours after your discharge. - You may take sitz baths twice a day to keep the operated region clean, and to lessen the pain. - Pain gradually lessens within a few days. - You should maintain scrupulous hygiene during your recovery period to avoid infection. - Inform the doctor if you experience bleeding, fever, soreness around the incision, and drainage from the incision

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