Colorectal diseases

With an expanse the size of a football field, the intestine offers lots of room for the development of serious diseases. Some people are already born with an intestinal disease, some carry to risk of developing one or the other intestinal disease in their genome. However, the major share of intestinal diseases, especially colorectal diseases is acquired in the course of life. We focus on the detection and treatment of colorectal diseases.

Seen from particular angles, the functionality of the colon and the rectum is closely tied to the state of the pelvic floor muscles and vice versa. For more information about these correlations, please refer to the chapter Descending perineum syndrome aka pelvic floor descensus (DPS).

In principle, it is possible nowadays to help many patients suffering from chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticulitis, chronic constipation and power voiding disorders, the most varied types of faecal incontinence, and other colorectal and anal diseases like e.g. haemorrhoids, anal fistulas or anal fissures as well as colorectal tumours. With malign tumours of the rectum, placement of a permanent stoma can be avoided much more frequently today than in earlier days through novel surgical methods and radiochemotherapy if necessary.

1 Liver
2 Stomach
3 Small intestine
4 Sigma
X Pelvic floor