This section contains helpful information on a wide range of disorders treated at Intus.
Click on a condition to learn more.
For more comprehensive information or to speak to a specialist, contact us for a consultation.
Commonly referred to as a Fistula-in-ano, it is a relatively common condition usually occurring between the ages of 30-60 years. Read more.
Barrett’s oesophagus is caused by longstanding reflux of acid and bile from the stomach into the oesophagus. Read more.
New Zealand has the highest rate of colorectal cancer in the world. Around 7% of Kiwis develop cancer of the rectum or the colon. Read more.
Constipation is a very common condition in which people find it hard to empty their bowels, or have infrequent bowel movements. Read more.
Crohn’s disease is a long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Read more.
Diverticular disease is a condition where the lining of the colon bulges through defects in its muscle wall, creating multiple pouches. Read more.
Faecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements, causing stool (faeces) to leak unexpectedly from the rectum. Read more.
Hemorrhoids, also called piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels in your anus and lower rectum, similar to varicose veins. Read more.
An abdominal hernia is an abnormal protrusion of abdominal contents (bowel, fat) through a defect in the muscle wall of the abdomen. Read more.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the common name given to a set of symptoms that indicate disturbed intestinal function. Read more.
NASH is a very common condition in New Zealand and is seen particularly in overweight, diabetic patients with elevated cholesterol. Read more.
Pelvic floor prolapse is when one or more of the organs in the pelvis slip down from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. Read more.
A pilonidal sinus is a small hole or tunnel in the skin at the top of the buttocks. It may fill with fluid or pus, forming a cyst or abscess. Read more.
Polyps are abnormal growths in the lining of the large intestine (colon) which protrude into the intestinal canal. Read more.
Over 80% of people will experience rectal bleeding at some point in their lifetime. The causes of such bleeds are multiple. Read more.
Rectal prolapse is a condition where the rectum (lower part of the bowel) protrudes through the anus (back passage). Read more.