Many people think that hemorrhoids are the only problem that can affect the anal area but the truth is, there are many disorders that affect the area. These disorders can often be very uncomfortable and painful. They can also be very embarrassing for patients. These disorders can include infections such as abscess, fistula, and condyloma as well as hemorrhoids, fissures, skin problems, and rectal prolapse. The team at Baystate understands the sensitive and difficult nature of these ailments and assists patients in the treatment process. Many times, treatment for some of these disorders does not involve surgery. When surgery is required, it can often be done as an outpatient procedure and no hospitalization is needed.