Proctology is branch of medicine which deals with benign conditions of anal canal.
Specialist in this field are called Proctologist.
Dr Maruthesh Gowda has vast and extensive experience in this field having trained in the United kingdom for 10 years under world renowened proctologist.
Proctology has seen major advances in the field recently where there is paramount shift from open procedures to minimally invasive procedures and LASER surgery.
Dr Maruthesh Gowda has vast experince in Open, minimally invasive and LASER Proctology.
Haemorrhoids treatment has moved away from painful open haemorrhoidectomy. Haemorrhoids are now treated by Banding & Sclerotherapy in the initial stages. Larger/Later stages haemorrhoids are treated by Haemorrhoidal Artery Ligation & MucopexyOR LASER (Hemorrhoidal Laser Procedure (HeLP). Both these procedures can be done as day care and cause minimal pain post procedure. People should be able to resume routiene work few days later.
Fistula surgery has also progressed recently with move away from open surgey to minimally invasive procedures in the form of VAAFT (Vedio Assisted Anal Fistula treatment) and LASER fistula treatment (Closure of fistula-in-ano with laser—FiLaC). Both procedures can be done as day care and with minimal pain. There is significant reduction in the post operative morbidity. People should be able to resume work in matter of days
Pilonidal sinus surgery has moved away significantly from Excision and flaps to minimally invasive EPSiT (Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment)& LASER Ablation of Pilonidal track. Both procedures can be done as day care with minimal scarring, pain and early return to routien.
Anal Fissure patients who do not respond to medical treatment now can have LASER Lateral Internal Sphinctorotomy Or Closed Lateral Internal Sphinctorotomy (CLIS). With wound of about 0.5cms people are hardly able to see the scar from surgery.
In general Protology procedures have moved away from open procedures to minimally invasive procedures and LASER procedures greatly benifitting the patients with less pain, less scar and significanlty reduced mortality. Patients are able to return to normal with in few days.