Overview of the Proctology Program

The Proctology Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Digestive Disease Institute is led by a team of colon and rectal surgeons who are experts in a wide range of treatments for simple and complex conditions affecting the anus and rectum. These conditions are common, but can oftentimes be irritating and embarrassing.

The proctology team at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi emphasizes a sensitive approach to delicate conditions and treatment based on modern, state-of-the-art techniques to alleviate symptoms with as little discomfort as possible. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi offers patients a variety of treatments, from painless outpatient procedures to advanced surgery for both simple and complex conditions of the anus and rectum.

What We Treat

Symptoms related to the anus and rectum are often misdiagnosed and may be treated incorrectly. Pain, bleeding, itching, discharge, swelling, and prolapse are all symptoms that can be caused by several conditions. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi offers a careful approach by expert specialists.

Some of the conditions treated by the proctology team at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi include:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fistulas
  • Rectovaginal fistulas
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal itching

Diagnosis & Treatment

At the Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, our team of specialists are highly trained in a variety of procedures for the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of disorders of the anus and rectum.

Diagnosis Using Proctology

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s multidisciplinary care team offers patients examinations in a dignified setting. During the appointment with a colon and rectal physician, the doctor will spend time with the patient to better understand his/her symptoms and concerns. An examination is then performed, followed by a discussion of appropriate treatment options.

After the examination, testing, and discussion with their physician, each patient receives a customized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. Physicians make every effort to treat patients as conservatively as possible, avoiding surgery except in the most serious or complex cases.

Program Caregivers

​Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s multidisciplinary approach means that patients treated within the proctology program will be attended by expert caregivers from various fields. Caregivers involved in patient care for The Proctology Program are:

  • Proctologists
  • Colorectal surgeons
  • Specially qualified nurses
  • Other allied health professionals


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