What is included in preparation for anal fissure surgery?

Updated: Dec 15, 2017
  • Author: Lisa Susan Poritz, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The administration of two Fleet enemas on the morning of the procedure is sufficient bowel preparation for surgical treatment of an anal fissure. If the fissure is too painful, the enemas may be omitted. No other preoperative preparation is necessary unless the patient has significant comorbidities that require attention.


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