OTHER MEDICAL PRODCEDURES
Many abdominal surgical procedures can be performed laproscopically. These techniques allow the procedure to be done through multiple small incisions utilizing specialized instruments and a video camera. In selected patients, this can lead to shorter recovery times and less pain early after surgery. The long-term outcome after laproscopic resection has been shown to be equivalent to open procedures. Not all patients are good candidates for laproscopic surgery, and this decision is made on a case by case basis.
COMPLEX ABDOMINAL PROCEDURES
Many patients require treatment by specialized surgeons because of the complexity of their problems, procedures requiring a team of surgeons or other factors such as multiple prior operations.
OFFICE SIGMOIDOSCOPY AND ANOSCOPY
Colon and Rectal Associates offers diagnostic office procedures such as sigmoidoscopy and anoscopy to evaluate symptoms and for screening. These procedures are usually well tolerated and require no special preparation.