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Sphincterotomy in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Sphincterotomy.
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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Hospital Quirón Torrevieja

Hospital Quirón Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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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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