Why don't they mention colorectal surgeon? One would think that a colorectal surgeon is more specialized in the digestive system.
Would it matter if the patient has anal stenosis?
Anal Stenosis, I think, is commonly seen in newborns or infants. This needs treatment by itself.
A adult person having "Anal Stenosis", if he/she is passing stools normally, then he can, as well go for Colonoscopy.
Colo-Rectal surgeons do surgeries, like complications Crohn's disease or Ulcerative Colitis or Megacolon, resection of Colon cancer etc.
Colonoscopy/Endoscopy is a different speciality where the physicians get training in looking, excising small polyps, taking biopsies etc. They are not trained in surgery. If the lesion is beyond the scope of Gastro-Enterologist, then it has to be dealt with by a surgeon. Colo-rectal surgeries, some of them can be done endoscopically, in an operation theatre, just in case, if anything goes wrong, they should be ready for Laparatomy (opening of the abdomen)
I am sorry to hear that. Hemorrhoidal surgery does not go as deep as anal sphincter. Somebody must have cut his anal sphincter and tried to repair which might have resulted in Anal Stenosis.
Once you have ulcers etc at the anus, you need colonoscopy to rule out any Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
If there is no other pathology, manual anal dilatation can be attempted under anesthesia in several installments
I do not know if your father forms lot of scar when he gets a scar. That could be a problem. Some steroids may have to be used during the healing process after the procedure.
Other option is Colostomy and give some rest to the anus. During that time, Anal stenosis can be dealt with. Once anal stenosis is satisfactorily corrected, then colostomy can be closed. This is my opinion