Colorectal Treatments and Procedures
Each child is different and children’s needs change as they grow and develop. At the Colorectal Center, treatment is tailored to the individual, working closely with families through all aspects of life to help with concerns and challenges that may arise during puberty and young adulthood.
Anorectal Malformation Repair
Anorectal malformation is a birth defect that adversely impacts the development of the anus and rectum. This can negatively affect or even prevent a baby from passing stools through the anus and rectum. Anorectal malformation repair is a surgical procedure to fix the problem.
If a person is having problems with the function of their anal sphincter or rectum, such as constipation or incontinence, an anorectal manometry may be performed. The procedure involves passing a catheter into the rectum in order to check the function of these body parts.
Appendicostomy is a treatment for fecal incontinence in school-age children. Typically, the candidate for appendicostomy is a child who is managing incontinence through a bowel management program but wants more privacy and less invasive enemas in order to treat the incontinence.
A Botox or Dysport injection is an injection of botulinum toxin (which causes temporary paralysis) into a muscle to relieve spasticity and involuntary movements.
Colectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the colon. This may be necessary to prevent or treat severe diseases of the colon.
Delorme procedure is a treatment for rectal prolapse, or a condition in which the rectum passes outside of the anus. It involves surgically repairing the rectal prolapse.
Posterior Sagittal Anorectoplasty
Posterior sagittal anorectoplasty is a surgical procedure used to repair birth defects related to the passing of stool through the rectum and anus. Anorectal malformations, cloacal malformation and Hirschsprung’s disease are just a few of the conditions treated by the procedure.
Proctectomy is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the rectum, which is the lower portion of the large intestine. This may be necessary to prevent or treat severe diseases of the rectum, such as rectal cancer.
Pull-Through Procedures for Hirschsprung's
Hirschsprung's disease is genetic disorder in which newborns lack nerve cells in their intestines. As a result, they have trouble passing stools and become constipated. Pull-through procedures for Hirschsprung's are procedures used to treat Hirschsprung’s disease and remedy the problem.