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Pelvic Floor Assessment

On-site imaging of the anal sphincters is performed using a state-of-the-art 3D endoanal ultrasound machine. Patients can be referred for a specialist colorectal assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction and fecal incontinence. A global assessment will be performed consisting of expert clinical examination in conjunction with investigations such as a defecating proctogram, anal manometry and endoanal ultrasound. No bowel preparation is necessary.

The ultrasound scans are performed by Esther Menzi, a colorectal nurse specialist who is highly experienced, having worked for over 10 years with the Auckland City Hospital Colorectal Unit. Esther is a registered nurse with a special interest in the support and management of patients with defecatory problems, fecal incontinence and constipation.

She is fully trained in anal manometry and is certified for endo-anal ultrasound. In addition, Esther is a nurse specialist in sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence. She currently works with ACCL as well as at the Auckland City Hospital general surgical department as a research nurse.


Related Resource Information

pdf Pilonidal Disease – more information

pdf Surgical Treatment of Pilonidal Disease

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