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Anal Disorders

We specialize in a variety of disorders of the anus, including:

anal conditions

Anorectal Abscess

An anorectal abscess comes in many forms depending on its location. The abscesses are pockets of tissue filled with pus which can cause painful symptoms.

Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum where stool leaves the body. Anal cancer is uncommon and is often curable. Like other cancers, it can metastasize to other parts of the body, commonly the liver and lungs, although spreading is rare.

Anal Fissure

The anus is lined with a thin, delicate tissue called mucosa. An anal fissure is when a tear occurs along the lining, usually toward the end of the anus. Anal fissures are very common in infants but can affect people of any age. 

Anal Fistula

Small glands are located inside the anus. In some cases, these glands can become blocked and the cavity infected. This is known as an anal abscess, which has a fifty percent chance of becoming an anal fistula. The abscess drains through the skin next to the anus. The fistula then forms a tunnel under the skin and connects with the infected gland.

Anal Warts

  • HPV  
  • AIN
  • Abnormal Anal Pap

Anal warts, also known as condyloma, are growths found on the skin around the anus or in the lower rectum. They first appear as tiny spots but can grow quite large and cover the entire anal area.


Hemorrhoids are swollen, enlarged blood vessels in the lower areas of the rectum or anus. They are sometime described as “varicose veins of the anus or rectum.”

Pruritus Ani

Pruritus ani is itching of the anus and skin around the anus. The intensity of the itchiness increases with moisture, pressure, or rubbing caused by motion or clothing. The discomfort can become intolerable, often accompanied by burning or soreness. About 5% of the US population is estimated to experience this type of discomfort.

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Gladstone Office

6060 North Oak Trafficway
Suite 101
Gladstone, MO 64118
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Leawood Office

4370 W 109th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Overland Park Office

10100 W 87th St.
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Independence Office

19550 E 39th St
Suite 320
Independence, MO 64057
Phone: (816) 941-0800

Lee’s Summit

1980 SE Blue Parkway
Suite 2330
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Phone: (816) 941-0800