Proctologist in Chennai

The study and understanding of the various functions and processes which are involved in the lower portion of the gastrointestinal tract are known as proctology or colorectal exam. Since the gastrointestinal tract is one of the most critical systems of the body, any impairment in any of its processes can cause debilitating symptoms and conditions. A proctologist is a specialist doctor who has comprehensive knowledge and training in proctology. Proctologists are trained medical professionals who handle various diseases and disorders affecting the colon, anus, and rectum. They perform a wide range of diagnostic tests to find the source and severity of the condition. Based on their diagnosis, they suggest the best and most effective treatment plans.

At Apollo Spectra, our team of leading proctologists in Chennai, use the latest and most advanced diagnostic and treatment methods and ensure the apt and fruitful treatment for all the patients. They provide comprehensive care to the patient till he/she has fully recovered.

What are symptoms of Lower GI tract disorders?
The gastrointestinal system is one of the most critical systems of the body and therefore it is crucial to take complete care of it. However, some conditions may cause hindrance in its healthy functioning. When the GI system is not able to function properly, it can show certain symptoms. These symptoms can act as warning signs to immediately see a proctologist. Some symptoms of lower GI tract disorders include-

  1. Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  2. Itching or pain in the anal area accompanied by discharge
  3. Frequent urge to defecate
  4. Feeling a foreign object in the rectum
  5. Blood or mucus in stool
  6. Inexplicable abdominal bloating
  7. A lump of bum in or around the anal area
What conditions do proctologists treat?
There is a wide range of conditions which can affect the lower GI tract. At Apollo Spectra, our proctologists have expertise in diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions affecting the colon, anus, and rectum. They diagnose the most complex and critical of the conditions and provide the best treatment options. Some common treated by proctologists include-

  • Severe constipation
  • Fecal inconsistency
  • Fissures, fistulas, and hemorrhoids
  • Infection or swelling in the rectum or anus
  • Colic disorders in Crohn’s disease
  • Birth defects such as imperforate anus
  • Rectal prolapse condition- In this, the wall of the rectum protrudes into the anus.
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Reposition the rectal areas
How do proctologists diagnose the conditions?
At Apollo Spectra, the proctologists stay in touch with the technological advancements in the diagnostic processes. They carry out the diagnosis in the following steps-

  1. The proctologists start by learning your medical history, understanding your current medical conditions (if any) and asking about the symptoms that you are experiencing.
  2. In the next step, they perform a physical exam to check for signs of swelling, abnormal growth, pain or any other abnormalities.
  3. Based on the findings, they might prescribe some routine tests including colonoscopies, biopsies.

Based on the diagnosis, the proctologists decide the best line of treatment for you. The treatment depends upon the severity of the conditions and may include treatment by medicines or surgery.

What are some common surgeries performed by Proctologists?
Lower Gastrointestinal disorders can range from being benign to serious. In critical conditions, the proctologist may suggest you undergo a surgery. At Apollo spectra, our surgeons use the latest and minimally invasive methods for performing a number of surgeries. They work closely with the proctologists an ensure the best pre-operative, operative and post-operative care for the patient. Some common surgeries performed at Apollo Spectra, include-

  • Colorectomies- A surgery of the colon in which the colon is repositioned or removed.
  • Stricture plastics- A surgery in which scar tissue from the bowels is removed.
  • Polypectomies- A surgery in which polyps ( abnormal tissue growth on a mucous membrane) are removed.
  • Repair of fistula and fissure
  • Laparoscopic or open rectal prolapse repair
  • Laparoscopic and open colectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Ambulatory hemorrhoidal surgery
  • Hemorrhoidal banding
  • Hemorrhoidal excision
  • Proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
  • Resection of the colon and/or rectum
  • Ambulatory Hemorrhoidal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic segmental resections
  • Stricturoplasty
Why should you choose Apollo Spectra?
At Apollo Spectra, we aim at providing a home-like care and comfort to all the patients. Our team of the top proctologists in the country provide a comprehensive treatment and care to all the patients. They are highly experienced, observant and pay attention to every little detail during the diagnostic process. Based on their diagnosis of the condition, they suggest the best individual treatment plans and ensure a speedy recovery for all. The staff at Apollo Spectra is highly compassionate and empathetic towards all those who visit us and we make sure that you have a great and hassle-free experience with us. Book an Appointment now.