The Department of Proctology of Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University was established at the same period of the hospital. It is a 63-year-old clinical department with an independent ward and 26 beds and a key municipal specialist department of TCM in Beijing. The department opens the special consulting rooms for chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, complex anal fistula, mixed hemorrhoids and anal fissure, receiving over 15,000 outpatient visits every year. Annually, more than 800 patients are hospitalized and over 700 surgeries are performed in its ward. It is able to carry out the surgeries of benign and malignant diseases such as hemorrhoids, anal fistula, perianal abscess, anal fissure, rectal polyp, anorectal stenosis, rectal mucosal prolapse, defecation obstacle constipation (rectocele and puborectalis spasm), and colorectal cancer. Particularly, the department is good at treating chronic diarrhea (inflammatory enteropathy - ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease) and chronic constipation by combining Chinese and western medicine, internal medicine and surgery as well as systematic and local treatment, which highlights the characteristic of a specialist proctology department in a modern Chinese medicine hospital. Boasting the inheritance team of Wang Jialin, the National Famous Veteran Doctor of Chinese Medicine and the Famous Doctor of Chinese Medicine in the Capital and Wang Jialin Famous Master Studio of Beijing "Inheritance 3 +3 Project", the department strives to pass on the experience of famous veteran doctors of Chinese medicine, combine traditional and modern treatment concepts and relieve pain for patients. In recent years, it has introduced a batch of advanced treatment and testing equipment, including electronic sigmoidoscopy, anorectal pressure tester, far infrared therapeutic apparatus, laser therapeutic apparatus, high frequency electroknife, Ligasure and colon lavage therapeutic apparatus, giving full play to the advantages of integrative Chinese and western medicine and forming a set of unique diagnosis and treatment methods.
As a surgical department, the department has carried out Ligasure hemorrhoidectomy, needle electrosurgical hemorrhoidectomy, RPH surgery, radical operation of rectal cancer and other new and complicated surgeries, while following the scientific and effective methods in traditional therapies such as ligation therapy and inhibition therapy by injecting Xiaozhiling. In the future, the department will continue to carry out difficult surgeries with new technologies, forming its unique surgery mode. Particularly worth mentioning is the fixed ratio of long-acting anesthetics in the treatment process of surgical patients, which successfully makes anorectal surgery no longer a "painful surgery." The Department of Proctology is a typical department of Chinese medicine, meanwhile, Chinese medicine has a long history in treating anorectal diseases with remarkable curative effect. The department uses traditional Chinese medicine to treat constipation and inflammatory bowel disease. The routine use of "Anorectum No.1 Formula" after the operation has solved the problems such as defecating difficulty and pain after operation, thus shortening the wound healing time and reducing the patient's hospitalization dates. The department also produced special preparations for local dressing change after the surgery, including: hemorrhoid lotion and anorectal fumigation for heat clearing and diuresis promoting, and healing wound and relieving pain, haemorrhoid styptic powder for stopping bleeding, red yarn strips and burning No.1 yarn strips for removing the necrotic tissue and promoting granulation, which fully reflect the diversity of Chinese medicine's methods, means, and drugs in treating anorectal diseases.