Dr John C. Strachan



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Dr John C. Strachan


M.B.,ChB (Cape Town) M.MED (UOVS),FCS(SA)

General and Laparoscopic Surgeon

V.A.T NO: 4550255311


PR NO 4208544
INFORMED CONSENT FOR EXCISION PERIANAL SKIN TAGS

GENERAL RISKS PERTAINING TO THE OPERATION


  • Pain The healthcare team will give you medicine to control the pain. The pain may continue for 2 – 3 weeks while the raw areas in your back passage heal.

  • Infection of the surgical site might occur. Let the health team know if you get a high temperature or notice pus from the anus or excessive pain.

  • Bleeding after the operation.

  • Blood clot in your leg (DVT) This can cause pain, swelling or redness in your leg.

  • Blood clot in your lung (Pulmonary Embolus) If a blood clot moves through your bloodstream to your lung. If you become short of breath, feel pain in your chest or upper back, or if you cough up blood, let the health care team know immediately.


SPECIFIC RISKS TO THE OPERATION


  • Difficulty passing urine. You may need a catheter put into your bladder for 1 or 2 days if you are not able to pass urine before being discharged.

  • Anal stenosis – Where your back passage narrows caused by scarring.

  • Incontinence – can happen to a minor degree soon after the operation but usually settles with time.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND CONSENT FOR OPERATION

I acknowledge that I have read and understand the risks associated with Excision of skin tags.

I understand:-


  • My medical condition, the proposed procedure to be undertaken & alternative treatments that may exist pertaining to my condition.

  • I understand I have the right to change my mind at any time following a discussion with Dr Strachan and his staff.

  • I consent to the operation being performed.

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