Rectal Surgery | Colorectal Surgery | Anal Surgery | Anchorage, AK

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The rectum is the last 4 or 5-inch portion of the large intestine that ends at the anus. Rectal and anal conditions that require surgery may show symptoms or signs of pain, bleeding, or discharge. Our surgeon Dr. Madhu Prasad is highly experienced and utilizes the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical procedures to treat such conditions.

Rectal & Anal Conditions That Require Surgery

The most common rectal and anal conditions that may eventually require surgery are:

  • Rectal prolapse: A condition common with children and the elderly in which the tissue lining the rectum and part of the large intestine slips down through the anal opening
  • Hemorrhoids: These are swollen, and painful veins located near the rectum and anal area. Surgery may be required for advanced conditions when the vein bleeds excessively and prolapse (stick out)
  • Anal abscesses or fistula: Abscesses are the infected anal gland sites that are filled with puss while fistula is the result of the unhealed abscess
  • Anal fissures: Tearing in the lining of the anal canal. This may require surgery only if the condition persists even after several weeks of precaution and medication
  • Rectal cancer: A disease in which malignant cells form in the tissue of the rectum

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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him. 

Large Intestine Surgery (Colectomy) | Anchorage, Alaska

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The large intestine also called the large bowel or colon, connects the small intestine to the anus. A large bowel resection or colectomy is a surgical procedure where all or just the diseased part of your large bowel is removed. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad is highly experienced and skilled in performing surgery on the large intestine.

Reasons for Large Intestine Surgery

Large intestine surgery is performed to treat the following conditions:

  • Intestinal blockages due to tumors or scar tissue
  • Infection or bleeding in the intestines
  • Bowel inflammation
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Colon cancer

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Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him.