Benign Anorectal Conditions

Fistula-in-ano, Anal Fissure and Pilonidal Sinus Conditions

Learn more about each of these conditions and treatment options here. Our team are experts in diagnosis and management of Benign Anorectal Conditions.  Your comfort, safety and well-being are our highest priority. 


Fistula-in-ano  is a condition where there is an abnormal connection (tract) between an opening just inside the anus and an opening just outside on the skin, usually resulting in an abscess. Common symptoms include:

  • Discharge or mucus, blood or pus
  • Recurrent abscess around the bottom end
  • Fistula-in-ano can be difficult to treat. 

At Surgeons on Clarence, our doctors have been extensively trained in the latest techniques.

Anal Fissure

Anal Fissure is a split in the skin of the anal canal. When the split does not heal, it can lead to this painful condition. 
Symptoms of Anal Fissure are:

  • Severe pain when passing a bowel motion
  • Spasms of the anal sphincter
  • Bleeding from the bottom end, often a small amount

Fortunately, effective treatment options are available. Our doctors will recommend the best option for you.

Pilonidal Sinus

Pilondal Sinus is a small hole or tunnel in the skin, occurring in the cleft at the top of the buttocks. It is thought to be due to an ingrown hair. When infected, severe pain, swelling and redness occurs.

Surgery is the mainstay treatment for Pilonidal Sinus. While most surgery is relatively straightforward, occasional it requires more complex surgery.

Our doctors have been extensively trained in the latest surgical techniques of Pilonidal Sinus surgery.


For the very best diagnostics, treatment and care - our team is here for you.