This procedure usually takes place in the office and less frequently as part of an examination under anaesthesia. It involves the use of a short transluscent rigid tube with a light at the end that is used to look inside your anal canal (back passage). Lying on your left side with the knees bend the proctoscope is inserted into the back passage in order to allow for the back passage to be assessed, mainly for the presence of haemorrhoids, fistulas or fissures. If haemorrhoids are identified you may be advised to undergo banding of your haemorrhoids which can be undertaken at the same time. The procedure only lasts for a few seconds.
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Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon
Aretaeio Hospital, 55-57 Andreas Avraamides Str., 2024 Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus