We care for a wide range of ailments which affect the colon, rectum and anus. Our proctologists help with diverticulosis, rectal bleeding, colon cancer treatment, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy.
Associates in Colon and Rectal Surgery provides the following services:
We specialize in treatment of:
- Anal Cancer
- Anal Fissure
- Anal Abscess/Fistula
- Anal Warts
- Bowel Incontinence
- Colonoscopy and Virtual Colonoscopy
- Colorectal Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer Surgery & Follow-up Evaluation
- Crohn's Disease
- Diverticular Disease
- Fecal Incontinence
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Pilonidal Disease
- Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
- Pruritis Ani
- Rectal Prolapse
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Robotics Surgery
Colonoscopy is a procedure which enables a physician (usually a gastroenterologist) to directly image and examine the entire colon. It is effective in the diagnosis and/or evaluation of various GI disorders (e.g. colon polyps, colon cancer, diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease, bleeding, change in bowel habits, abdominal pain, obstruction and abnormal x-rays or CT scans) as well as in providing therapy (for example, removal of polyps or control of bleeding). It is also used for screening for colon cancer. A key advantage of this technique is that it allows both imaging of abnormal findings and also therapy or removal of these lesions during the same examination. This procedure is particularly helpful for identification and removal of precancerous polyps.
Ostomy Sparing Surgery creates an opening for the colon, or large intestine, through the abdomen. A ostomy may be temporary or permanent. It is usually done after bowel surgery or injury. Our practice specializes in surgery fo creating or reversing ostomy, the edges of the colon are then stitched to the skin of the abdominal wall to form an opening called a stoma.
Diagnostic Testing for Anal Incontinence
This test is used to determine the strength of the anal sphincter muscles. A short, thin tube, inserted up into the anus and rectum, is used to measure the sphincter tightness.
Diagnostic Testing for Constipation
Standard evaluation for constipation includes performing blood tests and examining the colon by colonoscopy, particularly for patients older than 50 years.. Other tests include colonic transit studies (time it takes for stools to move through the colon) and anal manometry (measures pressure and muscle function in the rectum and anus).
High Resolution Anoscopy
HRA, is a procedure that allows for examination and evaluation of the anal canal. Using a small thin round tube called an anoscope, the anal canal is examined with a high resolution magnifying instrument called a colposcope.
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
laparoscopic-assisted surgery or laparoscopic surgery. ...Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is performed entirely inside the body (hence, the term “intracorporeal”).
Anal HPV Screening
HPV, STD, and cancer screening and prevention is a vital component in preventing HPV-associated cancers. HPV slowly causes abnormal changes in the cells it infects. ... It is important to consult a physician if you notice any abnormalities on your genitals or anus including warts, lesions, bumps, lumps or blisters.
Please call our office with questions for this specific STD prevention and screening.
Minimally Invasive Intestinal Surgery
Minimally Invasive Intestinal Surgery procedures are new techniques that use small incisions. They result in decreased bleeding, reduced hospital stays and shortened recovery time for patients. Not all patients are candidates for minimally invasive surgery and may require open surgery.
Screening and Surveillance for Colon Cancer
The American cancer society recommends that colorectal cancer screening begin at 45 years of age in average risk individuals.