Types Of Colon Polyps

Types Of Colon Polyps

If you’ve gotten screened for colorectal cancer, whether it was because of symptoms or regular screening, your doctor may find something called a colon polyp. While polyps are common and oftentimes don’t become cancer, they will still usually need to be removed. Below, we will discuss what colon polyps are, what causes colon polyps, and how to treat colon polyps.

Surgical Options For Anal Fistula Treatment

Surgical Options For Anal Fistula Treatment

Anal fistulas can be an uncomfortable ailment with sometimes painful symptoms persisting. The good news is your colorectal specialist can use a number of surgeries to treat anal fistulas. In this article we will explore the different ways you can treat an anal fistula using surgery.

Causes And Risk Factors Of Diverticular Disease

Causes And Risk Factors Of Diverticular Disease

By the age of 60 around 50% of Americans have or have had diverticulosis, which is simply the presence of pouches (diverticula) in the wall of the colon. Physicians aren’t sure exactly what causes diverticulosis, but there are some key risk factors of diverticulosis to be aware of.

What Is Robotic Colectomy?

What Is Robotic Colectomy?

A colectomy is a surgery that removes all or part of the large intestine. Traditionally, colectomies are used to treat colorectal cancer, diverticulitis and blockages caused by scar tissue. A new technology is making the process easier and more streamlined than ever. Below, we discuss everything you need to know about robotic colectomy including what it is, how it works, and what it’s used to treat.

What Is A Rectal Prolapse?

What Is A Rectal Prolapse?

Rectal prolapse, while rare, can be an incredibly uncomfortable condition. Issues related to relieving yourself can be frustrating enough to not want to discuss them with your doctor, but if you suspect something is amiss with your ability to pass normal bowel movements, it’s important to have it checked out. In this article we will answer the questions “what is a rectal prolapse”, “what causes rectal prolapse”, and discuss rectal prolapse symptoms, types of rectal prolapse, and rectal prolapse treatment.