We offer caring and skilled practitioners for a range of colorectal surgeries. Procedures can be performed on an out or in-patient basis depending on the needed surgery and other factors. We are happy to offer responsive and compassionate care.
What is colorectal surgery?
Colorectal surgery was once referred to generally as proctology. However, that terminology is no longer commonly used in medical practices.
Colorectal surgery refers to any surgery that involves the colon and rectum. Significant advances have been made in the area of colorectal surgery. These surgeries were once all performed through a large incision in the abdomen, which often involved significant recovery times, pain and scarring. Today's surgeries are less invasive and use devices typically known as laparoscopic or minimally invasive. These involve only small incisions because your surgeon is guided by cameras and does not need to use open surgery to see the area that must be worked on. The result is a far less invasive procedure with quicker healing time, less pain and less scarring after the fact.
In some cases, surgery may be required to diagnose the cause of symptoms that include pain, bloating, nausea and other issues. By performing diagnostic surgeries, we can better determine the cause of your symptoms and help create an effective treatment plan.
We will work with you and referring medical professionals to ensure that you get the care that you need for a full recovery.
Types of conditions treated
Colorectal surgery may be advised for a range of chronic and acute conditions. Individuals who have Crohn's disease, for instance, may need surgery to remove damaged sections of the bowel. Other conditions that can require treatment through colorectal surgery include:
- Fecal incontinence, also referred to as bowel incontinence.
- Anal prolapse, a condition that involves a protrusion of the rectal walls through the anus.
- Severe constipation.
- Anal fissure, which are cracks or teas in the anus.
- Fistulas. These are abnormal connections between two areas of the bowel or between the rectum and the surface of the skin.
- Anal injuries, including the removal of foreign objects.
Our surgeons have extensive training and experience in colorectal surgery and can provide effective treatment in a relaxed and caring environment.
Who may benefit from colorectal surgery?
You may benefit from colorectal surgery based on any or all of the following:
- conditions related to the anus and rectum that you may be suffering.
- your family medical history.
- the types and pain you are experiencing.
- the results of any diagnostic tests.
Why choose The Surgery Group for colorectal surgery?
At The Surgery Group, we maintain our skills and expertise by staying current with the latest surgical techniques available today and always look to enhance your experience as a patient. As highly skilled surgeons, we train on the latest in robotic-assisted surgical procedures.
The idea of surgery can be intimidating. This is why we focus on a strong doctor-patient relationship. We work with you to ensure that you have the knowledge you need to put your mind at ease. We answer your questions so that you are able to make the best decisions for your health. Have you been diagnosed with a condition that may need surgery? Get in touch for a consultation today.
Areas of Surgery
Hemorrhoids – Hemorrhoids are swollen veins near your lower rectum or your anus. The walls of these veins get irritated and bulge, especially during defecation.
Colon – Colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer) is cancer of the large intestine (colon) or rectum. More than 95% of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas.
Anal – Three common conditions that can affect the anus are an anal fissure, perianal abscess, and anal fistula. Consult a physician for a correct diagnosis.
Intestines – This may include, colorectal polyps, diverticular disease, and colorectal cancer.
The board-certified general surgeons at The Surgery Group have had many years of training and experience in colorectal surgery. Our outcomes are typically better because of the sheer number of surgeries we have performed over the years.