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The Instituto Proctológico Dr Padrón was created in 1990 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. It was a medical office and, after thirty years of growth, has become the point of reference of Proctology in the Canaries and now offers two big specialized centers to its patients for diagnosis and treatment of problems of rectum and anus: one center is located in La Laguna (Tenerife) and the other one is situated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. These two centers have received more than 50.000 patients from all the Canary Islands.

All the treatments are carried out with local anaestethic, so the surgical interventions are minimally invasive and affordable for everyone. Thanks to modified techniques and some processes, the medical results are excelent. One other strength of the center is the friendly behaviour  thanks to a professional medical staff with enough experience and sensibility towards a situation, the proctology disease, that is usually associated with embarrasment. The Proctology Institute Dr. Padrón can treat you. If you have any anal problem, please click here and ask for an appointment.

Proctology is the branch of medicine dealing with diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the rectum and anus, as for example hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal or sacral fistulas, abscesses, genital warts, thrombosed hemorrhoid, anal itching and proctalgia fugax; with or without surgery.

Hemorrhoids are the result of swollen veins inside the anus and lower the rectum. Actually we can consider hemorrhoids as wrinkles more than veins. We can imagine that we suffer from hemorrhoids if we have some of the these symptoms:

  • Bleeding: very red blood when having a bowel movement.
  • Prolapse: the patient feels that there is something that slip out of the rectum when having a bowel movement and comes back inside spontaneously, or the patient himself fixes it.
  • Anal pain: it happens specially after having some irritating subtances such as alcohol, pepper, coffee, etc. These substances can lead to pain but they are not the cause of hemorrhoids that actually are the result of constipation,  sedentary life, some wrong diet, and long straining associated with bad habits such as, for example, reading in the bathroom.

Generally the treatments to heal hemorroids can be therapeutic or surgical. The therapeutic ones are those based on traditional treatments such ointments, specific medication or changing the own diet. We use this kind of treatments for grade 1 or 2 hemorrhoids.

Sometimes therapeutic treatments are not alwalys enough: around 5 or 10% of people that suffer from hemorroids will need a surgical intervention to remove them permanently. That’s why sometimes grade 1 and 2 hemorrhoids need to be treated with a rubber band ligation, a painless and outpatient intervent that doesn’t imply sickness abscence.

On the other hand, there are different surgical intervents that can be used in order to remove grade 3 and 4 hemorrhoids. A more complexed intervent is required because these kind of hemorrhoids are of bigger grade, so they are treated in different stages in order to prevent an agressive intervent. This is why hemorrhoids are removed in several surgical outpatient sessions, with local anaestethic and with no sickness absence, in order to avoid a more agressive and painful intervent.

An anal fistula is an abnormal communication between the internal part of the anal canal and the perianal skin. This disease is usually the result of an infection in the anal glands that are located between the anus and the rectum. The fistulas can be classificated in three types depending on the area where they are located: anal fistula, perianal fistula or sacral fistula.

Anal fistulas often lead to pus infections called abscesses, infected cavities filled with pus near the rectum or the anus. The abscesses are usually caused by fistulas but not all the fistulas produce abscesses.

The main difference between anal, perianal and sacral fistulas is their origin. Perianal and anal fistulas are produced by an infection of anal glands that create a tunnel from the anal canal towards the skin. On the other hand, sacral fistulas usally are caused by obstruction of hair follicles or ingrown hair. The hair follicles are underskin pilonidal cysts that have hair inside and usually produce inflammation and infections that finally drain and lead to an abscess.

If we have to deal with small fistulas, the abscess has to be drained and the fistulous tract has to be lay-opened in order to resolve the problem permanently. This surgical technique is carried out by opening the tract of the fistula entirely so it can heal from inside to outside.

In order to treat the anal or perianal fistulas, sometimes it is necessary to place a seton, a sort of elastic thread, throughout the fistula in order to keep it opened and later the thread is removed and the fistulous tract is treated by surgery.

Most of medical centers usually treat fistulas with complex and agressive surgeries with long and painful post-operative periods. But the Proctolgy Institute Dr. Padrón treats fistulas with outpatient surgery and local anaesthetic, not invasive, and does not imply any hospital admission. For the patients this means a painless post-operation period that involves a very short time of  sickness abscence, only one or two days.

The important point of the treatment of fistulas is a good monitoring of the intervent to be sure that the fistula heals correctly. That’s why, in the Proctology Institute Dr Padrón, we carry out several monitorings to keep the wound under observation and check that is healing well and permanently.

An anal fissure is a wound in the tissue that lines the anus, usually caused by constipation but also by diarrhea. This small wound leads to the contraction of some circle fibers called internal sphincter. This contraction produces pain and doesn’t let the wound to get healed. Usually the anal fissure is completely benign but it’s often very painful.

The most used intervent to heal fissures in the Proctology Institute Dr. Padrón is the lateral internal sphincterotomy. It’s an operation that is carried out with local anaesthetic and consists of cutting the fibers in order to create the progressive dissapearance of pain and the healing of the fissure.

Although the most common proctologic diseases are hermorrhoids, fistulas, abscesses and fissures, the Proctology Institute Dr Padrón can also treat other diseases:

  • Condyloma or genital warts
  • Thrombosed hemorrhoids
  • Levator syndrome
  • Proctalgia fugax
  • Anal itching

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Instituto Proctológico Dr Padrón

The Instituto Proctológico Dr Padrón has two medical centers: one located in La Laguna (Tenerife) and other one situated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Both are very well equipped from a point of view of professional staff and medical resources in order to make our patients have the highest level of satisfaction. Both medical staffs deal only with Proctology so they are specialised in the area of the anus and the rectum. That means that all the doctors are experts and know extremely well all the techniques to treat hemorrhoids, fistulas, anal fissures, etc.

Other important strength of this Institute is the way that the intervents are carried out: with local anaesthetic. This means that the operations are not complicated and implies a painless post-operative period. This specialization and the high level of efficiency makes the Instituto Proctológico Dr Padrón the point of reference of Proctology in the Canaries.

Other important strength of this Institute is the way that the intervents are carried out: with local anaesthetic. This means that the operations are not complicated and implies a painless post-operative period. This specialization and the high level of efficiency makes the Proctology Institute Dr Padrón the point of reference of Proctology in the Canaries.