What is Sphincterotomy?

Category: Surgeries


A sphincterotomy is a surgical procedure that involves stretching or cutting the internal anal sphincter, the muscle that controls the opening/closing of the anus. This procedure is used to prevent spasm and temporarily weaken this muscle so injuries or damage to the surrounding area can heal.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sphincterotomy

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Anal itching (anusitis) 1
Post operative drainage 1


Stopped having Sphincterotomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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