- Anal Abscess/Fistula
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissure
- Anal Pain
- Anal Warts
- Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
- Bowel Incontinence
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer Surgery – Follow-up Evaluation
- Crohn’s Disease
- Diverticular Disease
- Fecal Incontinence
- Gas in Digestive Tract
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Pilonidal Disease
- Polyps of the Colon & Rectum
- PPH-stapled hemorrhoidectomy
- Pruritus Ani
- Rectal Cancer
- Rectal Prolapse
- Stapled TransAnal Rectal Resection (STARR)
- Ulcerative Colitis
Our on-site ambulatory surgery center ensures easy access to most treatment options
A colonoscopy is the best tool available to evaluate the entire colon and rectum. The colonoscope is a long flexible, fiberoptic tube that is able to be navigated through the colon to visualize the entire surface of the large intestine. This procedure is used to diagnose and treat many different diseases. Regular colonoscopy screening can prevent most colon cancers.
Laparoscopy, often called “camera surgery”, is available for treatment of many problems of the entire colon and rectum. With laparoscopic surgery, smaller incisions may allow for less postoperative pain and faster recovery. All of our surgeons have advanced skills in minimally invasive surgery.
Colon cancer is the third most common internal cancer. Almost all colon cancers can be prevented. Our office offers all methods of evaluation to prevent colon cancer. In the absence of symptoms, average risk patients should begin colon cancer screening at the age of 50. All symptoms of the bowel should be evaluated when they occur. High risk patients are recommended to have a colonoscopy at a younger age.
Incontinence (leakage) of stool can significantly alter one’s life. Our office offers ultrasound and manometry as a means of helping to diagnose the causes of anal incontinence. Once evaluated, different treatments can be started (including surgery) to improve one’s quality of life.
Constipation is a frequent symptom for many patients. If constipation becomes persistent, then evaluation is indicated. Testing ordered through our office (including transit studies and defecography) can help differentiate causes of constipation. Different surgeries and treatments can improve symptoms.
With newer technology and greater surgical experience, colostomy (bag appliance) is rarely required after bowel resection surgery. Even low rectal lesions can be removed and reconnected with good function and regular bowel movements.
Rectal cancer has many ways of being treated, from local treatments to major abdominal surgery. Ultrasound staging through our office can help determine an appropriate treatment plan.