At Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates, and Lapeer Health Systems Fissure and Fistula Center of Excellence, our staff and board certified physicians are capable of handling all problems relating to the anal and rectal area. While fissures and fistulas have different causes they have similar symptoms. They can cause pain, disability, discomfort, and an alteration of a normal lifestyle. Anal fissures and anal fistulas are very common. There is no need for embarrassment. These diseases are treatable and curable, and patients should not be forced to live with this out of fear or embarrassment. Should you have any questions, please ask or consult any of our board certified colon and rectal surgeons at (310)273-2310.