Surgical treatment for perianal abscess is most often drainage of the pus. This is done in a small operation. An opening is made in the skin over the abscess to allow the pus to drain out from the infected cavity. The skin opening is not closed after the procedure, and you will need to clean and pack the wound daily. A larger or deeper abscess may require surgery performed under anaesthesia and hospitalisation.
Why Do Surgery For Perianal Abscess?
Unlike other infections, antibiotics are generally not effective in treating perianal abscess. This is because antibiotics are unable to enter the fluid contained inside an abscess. If adequately treated and properly healed through surgery, the abscess will usually not re-occur. It is important to follow the instructions of your doctor to prevent recurrence.
What To Expect?
Before the procedure
Your doctor may advise you to stop any medication you are on a week before the surgery.
Stop smoking before the surgery and during the healing process.
Follow all instructions on when to stop eating and drinking prior to the surgery.
During the procedure
You will be administered anaesthesia to help you fall asleep during the operation.
Your surgeon will cut into the lining of the abscess. This allows the pus to be drained, leaving the cavity open to the skin.
Once an abscess is opened, your surgeon will clean the wound with saline to kill possible bacteria.Your surgeon may cover the abscess wound using gauze to absorb the discharge for the next 24 to 48 hours.
In cases where the abscess is deeper, the doctor may insert a drainage tube next. This is done before the surgeon covers the wound with a pack. A sterile dressing is applied.
After a few days, the tube is removed. The abscess wound will heal by itself.
After the procedure
Most patients are discharged on the day or the day after surgery.
Discomfort is usually slight to moderate and can be controlled with pain killer medications.
You may be prescribed antibiotics to aid the healing process.
You may be prescribed laxatives to ease bowel movement.
Wear a gauze pad or mini-pad so that the drainage will not soil clothes.
You will need to change the dressing daily.
You will be able to resume daily activities within a few days but do avoid any strenuous activity.
Schedule an appointment to follow up within 1 to 2 weeks after the operation.
Our Fees & Costs – Perianal Abscess
A perianal abscess is an infection that occurs when the small glands near your anus become blocked. It can happen to anyone and you might start feeling pain and swelling around your anus, before fever, chills, nausea and vomiting begins to set in. In some cases, the abscess could even result in a painful anal fistula.
The most common and effective way to treat perianal abscess is via surgical incision and drainage.
At G&L Surgical, we understand the concerns that often arise when dealing with perianal abscess and endeavour to support you in your recovery.
Our team at G&L Surgical strives to be transparent in our fees and charges, so that you can have the financial counselling necessary before getting your perianal abscess treated.
What Is Cashless Eligibility for a Procedure?
Cashless eligibility refers to the option of zero out-of-pocket fees upon your procedure and hospitalisation.
G&L Surgical provides services to help you check on your eligibility for a seamless and stress-free treatment, WHATSAPP or call us at +65 8218 7799 to find out more.
I Have Private Health Insurance; How Can I Ensure That I Do Not Have to Pay With Cash for My Perianal Abscess Surgery?
The Integrated Shield Plan allows Singaporeans to obtain additional coverage on top of what is offered by Medishield Life for private healthcare. Suppose you have purchased a hospital plan rider from your insurer, which covers the cost of the deductible along with co-insurance.
In that case, you may be eligible for a cashless procedure during your hospitalisation. If you are unsure of your eligibility for a cashless procedure, contact us or speak to your insurer to find out more.
I Have an Integrated Shield Plan. What Are My Out-of-Pocket Fees at a Private Hospital?
If you are considering seeking treatment at a Private Hospital and have an Integrated Shield Plan, your out-of-pocket fees may amount to the following:
To understand how you can enjoy seamless and cashless eligibility for your procedure, speak to your insurer or contact our friendly staff via WHATSAPP or call our CLINIC for assistance.
How Much Does a Perianal Abscess Surgery cost in Singapore?
The professional fees for a perianal abscess surgery ranges from $1,200 to $2,950. This is not inclusive of additional hospitalisation fees along with your eligibility for insurance and other claimables. To obtain an estimated fee for perianal abscess removal, visit MOH’s Historical Transacted Bill Sizes and Fee Benchmarks.
To understand your financing options and out-of-pocket costs, speak to your insurer, or you may contact our friendly staff via WHATSAPP or call our CLINIC for assistance.
G&L Surgical Provides Medical Services in These Hospitals:
Your medical fees and charges may differ depending on the selection of hospitals and bedding arrangements at different medical institutions.
Dr Ganesh Ramalingam can perform the procedure at the following hospitals:
Mount Elizabeth Hospital (Orchard & Novena)
Mount Alvernia Hospital
Parkway East Hospital
Why Choose Us For Your Perianal Abscess Surgery In Singapore?
Dr Ganesh at G & L Surgical Clinic strives to prioritise his patients’ recovery and comfort. Having had adequate experience in treating perianal abscess for numerous patients for many years in Singapore.
Furthermore, the staff at G & L Surgical Clinic have been thoroughly and adequately trained to make your experience a comfortable and hassle-free one. Whether you intend to undergo our perianal abscess surgery or other medical services in Singapore, you can rest assured that you will be properly and sufficiently cared for by trained professionals.
Organise a consultation with our surgeons for further assistance on perianal abscess surgery in Singapore.
I had to undergo an emergency surgery because the abscess on my bum was getting pretty bad. Dr Ganesh was detailed and wasted no time in treating me as I was in a lot of pain and honestly, I could feel pus coming out and it’s just disgusting, I just wanted it treated.
Dr Ganesh helped me get the abscess cleaned and drained and gave me some medication to recover at home. So far, I have been feeling much better and he did a great job so there was no scars or major pain.
Thank you Dr Ganesh.
I had severe food poisoning which resulted in a split in the skin near my buttocks. I was so shocked when I saw blood in the toilet thinking it was some terminal illness. Thankfully, after seeing Dr Ganesh, he diagnosed that I have an anal fissure and it can be treated quite easily.
I followed his advice to clean and improve my diet and within 2 weeks, I have fully recovered. Thank you Dr Ganesh!
Dr Ganesh is a trustworthy and caring doctor. I was hesitant at first to be seen as I noticed there was swelling and pus near my anus and wasn’t sure what to do. When I finally had to see a doctor, I found him online and I can see why people say he is friendly and patient. He managed to explain how I can get my condition treated without being difficult to understand. I followed his advice and got him to treat me, it was surprisingly not as painful as imagined and he got the pus drained. Thank you to Nurse Jiaxin for helping to clean my wound as well.
Truly a great team and clinic!
I had a great experience with G&L Clinic. Dr Ganesh is professional and detailed in explaining to me about my condition, anal fistula. Apparently I had it without knowing until the pain was unbearable.
Because it was much more serious, I had to undergo a minor surgery for it. But following his advice, I am able to recover ahead of the time and am already back at work.
Thank you to Dr Ganesh, Lisa, Jiaxin, Ann and Angeline for being a wonderful, efficient team!
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Dr. Ganesh Ramalingam
Specialist in General Surgery
As a strong proponent of treating the patient holistically instead of just their condition, Dr Ganesh Ramalingam advises patients as to how they can manage their daily habits and diets to lead healthier lifestyles. As a consultant with G&L Surgical Clinic specialising in General Surgery, he sees many patients with conditions related to the stomach and is skilled in bariatric surgery, upper GI and hernia surgery, advanced laparoscopic surgery, endoscopies, and trauma.
G&L Surgical Clinic will do our best to provide you with an estimate of your out-of-pocket expenses before your procedure. With a comprehensive financing service, we endeavour to assist you in finding the most suitable financing option to enjoy a seamless and pleasant experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are here to help you get the care you need.