Anal Skin Tag Removal in Cincinnati, Ohio
No More Discomfort.
What are Anal Skin Tags?
Anal skin tags, also called rectal skin tags, are growths of excess tissue on the outside of the rectum. They are extremely common and often mistaken as hemorrhoids. Anal skin tags completely harmless; however, they can cause discomfort, embarrassment or decreased confidence during sexual intimacy and hygiene issues.
What Causes Anal Skin Tags?
The most common cause is having a history of hemorrhoids or an anal fissure (tear in the skin of the anus). Although the hemorrhoid or fissure resolves in time, in its place a skin tag forms. Both of these conditions are very common during or after pregnancy or in patients with chronic constipation. Another cause of anal skin tags is obesity.
What it Treats
30 – 60 minutes
The first week following surgery, Dr. Brenner will advise to avoid heavy lifting and exercise. Most patients can return to normal activity in two weeks.
In the first days after the procedure, Dr. Brenner may recommend you take a laxative or try a liquid diet to make using the restroom easier and reduce the possibility of constipation. Medication will be prescribed to control pain and prevent infection.
Anal Skin Tag Removal
Anal Skin Tag Removal in Cincinnati is typically performed with local anesthesia and oral sedation. IV sedation is also available, if preferred, in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite. Benefits of local anesthesia include decrease risk of complications from general anesthesia, quicker recovery, and cost savings.
Dr. Brenner utilizes the Ellman Surgitron, a unique instrument that has a cool tip, so thermal damage to the underlying tissue is able to be minimized or even eliminated. During this procedure, anal skin tags are excised, resulting in a smooth and natural looking perianal area.
The Surgitron is unparalleled in its finesse and no-touch technique. The Surgitron provides superior precision and cutting (compared to a scalpel), less thermal injury, thereby promoting faster and less painful healing.
All sutures used in Anal Skin Tag removal are self-dissolvable and disappear within six weeks.
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