The physicians of Colon and Rectal Associates have special expertise and training in the treatment of a variety of common and complex anorectal disorders.
NON-OPERATIVE AND SURGICAL TREATMENT
HEMORRHOIDS - Hemorrhoids are cushions of vascular tissue located both externally under the perianal skin and internally under the lower rectal mucosa.
FISSURES AND ANAL ULCERS - Anal fissures or ulcers are superficial tears in the skin of the anal canal.
ABSCESSES/FISTULAS - A perirectal abcess is a bacterial infection arising in an anal gland.
RECTOCELE - A rectocele is a weakening or thinning of the tissue between the lower rectum and vagina.
RECTAL PROLAPSE - Rectal prolapse is a full thickness protrusion of the rectum which can be present only intermittently or continuously.
FECAL INCONTINENCE - Fecal incontinence is the loss of voluntary control of stool, liquid or gas or loss of the ability to defer defecation until a socially acceptable time.
INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE - Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a spectrum of conditions affecting the large and small intestine including Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis.
PROCTITIS - Proctitis is a non-specific term for inflammation of the rectum.
COLITIS - Inflammation of the colon (colitis) can be caused by a number of infections which can be food borne, water borne, result from use of antibiotics or be sexually transmitted.
CROHN’S DISEASE - Crohns disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease which unlike ulcerative colitis, can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract.
DIVERTICULAR DISEASE - Diverticulosis is a common condition in western countries in which outpouchings or pockets form on the wall of the colon.
COLON CANCER AND POLYPS - Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. for men and women combined.
OTHER PROCEDURES - Laparoscopic Procedures, Complex Abdominal Procedures, Office Sigmoidoscopy