This is an extremely painful anal condition. A fissure is a linear break/tear of the lining of the anal mucosa. The most common position where this occurs is in the posterior midline (80%). Second most common location is anterior midline (20%). Often patients with fissures described sharp, stabbing pain in the anus that is made worse when opening their bowels. Sometimes, they may also notice a small volume of fresh blood on the toilet paper when wiping.
Dr Simon Chew has been a practising Colorectal Surgeon for over 12 years and currently operates at Norwest Private Hospital, Westmead Private Hospital, Nepean Private Hospital and Strathfield Private Hospital.
Since 2007, Dr Kim Loh has held VMO positions at Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Norwest Private and Westmead Private hospitals. Dr Loh is well trained in general and laparoscopic surgery, with special interest in colorectal surgery. He has also received training in robotic surgery.
Below is a summary of some of the colorectal and general surgical conditions treated by Dr Chew and Dr Loh:
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