Minimally invasive proctology

Proctology is a specialty dedicated to anus disorders: hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal fistulas, suppurations and abscesses of the anus. This discipline, which is often unknown, nevertheless affects a large number of people. Indeed, more than 60% of the population has already had proctological concerns and doctors have found that patients wait on average 4 years before consulting a specialist. This statistic can be explained by the discomfort and the fact that the old procedures and surgical techniques were associated with acute postoperative pain.

Several surgeons from the CIC Groupe Santé, including Dr Roman, author of this article, propose in the clinics CIC Riviera and CIC Valais, mini-invasive methods adapted to:

  • hemorrhoids
  • anal fissures
  • perianal fistulas
  • suppurations and abscesses of the anus
  • anal incontinence  

These minimally invasive methods offer multiple benefits:

  • Ambulatory treatment
  •  Short-term general anesthesia or locoregional anesthesia which allows the almost total absence of pain in the first 12 postoperative hours
  • Modern techniques, often without operative wound on the outside, using new generation devices
  • Fast recovery: 70-90% after only 3-4 days  
  • No food or mobility restrictions
  • Less recurrence due to the techniques used as well as careful and constant postoperative monitoring
  • Aesthetic pleasing results