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Why Do I Have Hemorrhoids?

Are you suffering from hemorrhoids? This anorectal condition can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. Read on to learn more about the causes of hemorrhoids and what you can do to treat and prevent them.

Sep 1st, 2021
The Many Benefits of Robotic Surgery

If you’re facing surgery, you should know about the ways that robotic surgery techniques can benefit you. For one, robotic surgery minimizes recovery time when you undergo a necessary colorectal procedure. Read on for more.

Aug 10th, 2021
Why Anal Fistulas Require Surgery

If you have an anal fistula, you need surgery to keep you from suffering long-term complications. Keep reading to understand why anal fistulas always need surgical treatment.

Jul 7th, 2021
Your Treatment Options for a Rectocele

If you have a rectocele, or posterior vaginal prolapse, you may need treatment to preserve correct rectal function. Read on to learn more about how a rectocele can be effectively treated.

Jun 15th, 2021
Tips for Adjusting to a Stoma

If you need a stoma, either permanent or temporary, it can take some time to adjust. A stoma is an opening in your abdomen used to manage bowel conditions. Keep reading for helpful tips on how to adjust to your stoma.

May 4th, 2021
Treatment for Your Diverticulitis

If you have diverticulitis, you’re likely to experience pain in your lower left abdomen that could impact your quality of life — and indicate potentially serious infection. Read on to learn more about diverticulitis and your treatment options.

Apr 1st, 2021
6 Ways to Lower Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Your risk of colon cancer goes up as you enter your 40s and 50s. But colon cancer can be prevented, especially if you’re diagnosed before the cancer has spread. And you can take steps to lower your risk. Read on to learn more.

Mar 11th, 2021
What to Do About Painful Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can be painful and embarrassing. If you’re dealing with this common condition, use these helpful tips to handle your hemorrhoids. Read on to learn more.

Feb 2nd, 2021
High-Fiber Diets and Gas

Are your dietary choices giving you gas? Keep reading to learn more about the connection between diets that are high in fiber and intestinal gas, and what you can do to remedy the issue.

Dec 1st, 2020
The Top 5 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

Robotic surgery, also known as robot-assisted surgery, doesn’t mean a doctor gives control of your operation to a machine. In reality, robotic surgery enhances a doctor’s surgical abilities to achieve better outcomes.

Nov 1st, 2020
The Higher Risks of Colon Cancer in African Americans

Chadwick Boseman, Hollywood star and inspirational figure in the Black community, was just 43 when he died of colon cancer in August. His tragic and unexpected passing highlights the increased risk of colon cancer that African Americans face.

Sep 30th, 2020
Hemorrhoids vs. Colon Cancer: Know the Differences

Hemorrhoids and colon cancer have many symptoms in common. Hemorrhoids, however, aren’t dangerous and are easily treatable. Avoid unnecessary anxiety and worry by learning the differences between the two.

Apr 1st, 2020
Best and Worst Foods for Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids lead to unpleasant and uncomfortable physical symptoms like itching, pain, tenderness, and bleeding. To avoid the discomfort, try modifying your diet. Here’s what you need to know about managing hemorrhoids with food choices.

Jan 1st, 2020
Dealing with Anal Fissures? Try Botox Injections

Chronic anal fissures make the most basic of human activities difficult: It’s painful to sit, pass bowel movements, and even walk. Learn how BotoxⓇ injections relieve pain and discomfort from anal fissures.

Dec 1st, 2019
5 Steps That Can Reduce Your Risk for Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is a serious health issue that affects about 137,000 people every year. You can reduce your risk of colon cancer with lifestyle modifications, while keeping up to date with your routine colon cancer screenings might even save your life.

Oct 31st, 2019
Most Common Causes of Anal Discomfort

We’re sure you don’t want to ask your doctor about anal pain or discomfort. But if it’s happening, you need to bring it up so your doc can rule out — or treat — these 10 common causes of anal discomfort.

Oct 1st, 2019
Spotting the Warning Signs of Diverticulitis

Do you have pain in your abdomen that wasn’t there yesterday? Perhaps you thought it was indigestion, but it won’t go away. You may have developed diverticulitis, an infection in your colon that needs prompt medical treatment.

Sep 1st, 2019
Are Hemorrhoids Normal? When to See a Doctor

Hemorrhoids aren’t normal, but they’re fairly common. If you’re bothered by the pain and itching of hemorrhoids, the good news is they’re very treatable. Come in to see us to get relief.

Aug 16th, 2019
Here's What to Eat for a Healthy Colon

Colon cancer is the third most deadly form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, you can reduce your risk of developing this devastating disease and improve the health of your colon by eating these foods.

May 21st, 2019
3 Helpful Tips For Preventing Hemorrhoids

Whether from pregnancy, constipation, or for reasons unknown, you could be one of three out of four American adults who experience hemorrhoids. While not a serious threat to your health, the condition can be painful, making it hard to sit.

Apr 8th, 2019
When Should I Schedule My First Colonoscopy?

No one wants to go for a colonoscopy, although it’s an important screening that can prevent colorectal cancer. Unsure when to have that first one? Our simple advice: “Don’t Assume.” We guide you through the process and identify your personal risks.

Mar 13th, 2019
Can I Prevent Rectal Cancer?

You hope you never hear the words “rectal cancer” from your doctor. Did you know that colonoscopies can actually help prevent this cancer? In addition, learn which healthy lifestyle habits can reduce your risk.

Feb 8th, 2019
Rectal Cancer Prevention: What You Need to Know

Did you know that there are simple strategies you can take to reduce your risk of developing rectal cancer? Learn about the basics of the disease and learn what you can do to help prevent getting it.

Jan 11th, 2019
5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Colon Cancer

You can take five simple steps now to lower your risk of developing colon cancer. And four of these tips may also reduce your chances of experiencing other serious medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Take charge today.

Nov 26th, 2018
New Recommendations for Colon and Rectal Cancer Screening

As of May 31, 2018, the American Cancer Society (ACS) changed their guidelines for colorectal cancer screening. The ACS recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at age 45 instead of 50. These changes were...

Nov 13th, 2018
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

Most adult people have in their colons (large intestine) small outpouchings that bulge through weak places in the large intestinal wall. This outpouching or ‘pouch’ is a diverticulum.

Nov 7th, 2018
Hemorrhoids Office Management

A common misconception is that hemorrhoids are varicose veins and thus acquired over time. In fact, hemorrhoids are a natural part of the anal canal aiding one’s anal continence. Usually 3-4 cluster or columns, they are in fact composed of both...

Jul 18th, 2018
New Innovative Technique in Treating Hemorrhoids

Everyone has hemorrhoids…we are born with them. Roughly, 50% of adults with suffer from hemorrhoids over their lifetime. We have 2 very different types of hemorrhoids. External or outside hemorrhoids are cushions of tissue containing small blood...

Jun 28th, 2018
Why I Prefer Robotic-assisted Surgery: A Surgeon’s Perspective

When I graduated medical school in 1999 and started on my path as a surgeon, laparoscopy was still coming into acceptance. I always felt fortunate to have trained during the advent of laparoscopic, minimally-invasive surgery because I feel equally...

Jun 17th, 2018
Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding is the passage of blood from the rectum. Bleeding may be bright red, maroon, black or hidden/occult blood.

Jan 18th, 2018
Treatments for Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence has been called the silent epidemic because most adults with bowel incontinence are too ashamed to talk about their problem- even to their doctors. According to a 2010 survey of the U.S. population, 9% of adults have experienced one...

Jan 11th, 2018
Sacral Nerve Stimulation

Sacral Nerve Stimulation is a technique used to reverse bowel control problems in patients after failed attempts at conservative treatments.

Oct 29th, 2017
Screening for Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Beth Moore of California Colorectal Surgeons discusses the importance of screening for colorectal cancer. Screening is essential as almost all cancers of the colon start out as polyps that turn into cancer over time. Colorectal cancer is the third...

Oct 18th, 2017
Robotic Surgery for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common, yet most treatable, cancers affecting both males and females today. Treatment for colorectal cancer is dependent on the “Stage” of the tumor when diagnosed. Depending on this staging, pre- or post-operative...

Oct 17th, 2017
THD – Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization

Hemorrhoids are a condition that will affect over 50% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. It tends to be a condition that people are embarrassed to discuss. For many, they simply tolerate their hemorrhoids while dreading the thought of surgery...

Oct 12th, 2017
What is inflammatory bowel disease?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) refers to a group of conditions in which an abnormal immune response leads to chronic, relapsing inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two most common diseases in...

Jul 30th, 2017

The problems that get blamed on hemorrhoids are multiple: rectal bleeding, rectal pain, lumps, itching and the list continues. But before we move on, what are these lowly hemorrhoids that may be anything from an anal fissure, to an abscess, to cancer or...

Mar 12th, 2017
Reducing Colon Cancer

So… 2014 has arrived and with it many-a-New Year’s resolutions to “eat healthy, exercise more and lose weight” (my New Year’s resolution is to “drink more water”). How about adding “prevent cancer” to that list?

Jan 15th, 2014
How Does The Affordable Care Act affect me?

The Affordable Care Act is a policy that affects all Americans and the way they access healthcare as a result of their insurance. Ultimately, knowing the details of your insurance plan is your responsibility.

Jul 30th, 2013