Proctologists in London
Are you looking for proctologist in London? Our Dottore London medical centre is for you.
If you think you need medical advice do not delay to contact us. If you have doubts about what the sphere of competence of this specialist is, we will briefly explain to you what his field of action is and how you can contact us to book an appointment.
What is Proctology?
Proctology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study of diseases of the colorectal and anus. Specifically, it analyzes all the functions connected to these 2 organs and studies their related pathologies such as hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, colitis, chron’s disease and more.
What does the Proctologist do and what are the diseases treated?
The proctologist is therefore a doctor specialized in diagnosing and treating all the proctological problems that we will specify in the next paragraphs.
Its task is to carry out accurate tests and specialist assessments that are necessary to identify, and then put into practice, the best therapeutic pathways necessary for the patient’s recovery. In most cases, a proctoscopy or a rigid sigmoidoscopy is added to complete the examination.
As we understood, the proctologist deals with analyzing the pathologies of the following 3 organs:
The pathologies most treated by the proctologist are:
- Anal warts
- Crohn’s disease
- Intestinal polyps
- Rectal prolapse
- Constipation or bowel incontinence
When to ask for an appointment with the Proctologist?
There are several symptoms for which a check-up is recommended:
- difficulty going to the bathroom;
- disorders or disorders of any kind in the colon and anus;
- prolonged and persistent anal pains;
- continuous, persistent and not otherwise explainable stomach pains;
- presence of hemorrhoids (both internal and external);
- prolonged presence of symptoms such as abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, nausea, constipation and diarrhea;
- anal bleeding or blood in the stool.
What is a proctological examination?
A proctological examination is an essential diagnostic step if you have any intestinal and / or anorectal symptoms. This includes a careful and complete inspection of the anorectal area and, if felt appropriate, a digital rectal examination.
In most cases, a proctoscopy or a rigid sigmoidoscopy is added to complete the examination.
Anorectal manometry is a specific test used for the accurate diagnosis of problems relating to the functioning of anal sphincters and pelvic floor in general.
The examination can be useful for the diagnosis of many anorectal conditions, such as faecal incontinence, constipation, obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS), anal pain and anismus (pelvic floor incoordination). Manometry can also be used in the perioperative management for haemorrhoids or other minor benign anorectal conditions.
- First consultation: £200
- Follow-up: £160
- First consultation + proctoscopy or sigmoidoscopy: £280
- Follow-up + proctoscopy or sigmoidoscopy: £240
- Anorectal manometry £300