Rectal diseases

Proctology or coloproctology (Gr. πρωκτός (proktós) for “anus”, κόλον (kólon) for “intestine” and -logy) is a medical sub-specialty dealing with the diseases of the rectum and the anal canal. A physician who focuses on proctology is called a proctologist. The use of the additional designation “proctology” requires several years of further training with an authorized instructor and an oral examination before the State Medical Association.

After completing the prescribed further training (WO of April 24, 2004) and passing the examination before an expert committee of the Bavarian Medical Association, Dr. Michael Scherer was awarded the additional title of proctology in April 2006.

Even before this date, Dr. Scherer had already set himself a further focus of work in proctology. His expertise, based on many years of experience, regular further training and daily application, benefits the patients of the practice clinic. All established and new treatment and examination methods (endosonography, surgery according to LONGO) are performed.

  • Hemorrhoids: Dilatations of the blood vessels at the transition from the rectum to the anal canal similar to varicose veins.
  • Perianal thrombosis: Blood clot in the external veins of the anus
  • Marisque skin flaps on the anus
  • Anal fissure: Superficial tear of the skin of the anus
  • Anal abscess: The origin is in the scent glands of the anus
  • Anal fistula: Purulent channel in the tissue that empties to the skin or toward the bowel through a small opening: Consequential condition of anal abscesses
  • Anal eczema, pruritus
  • Anal carcinoma, rectal carcinoma
  • Condylomata (genital warts)

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