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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
Hemorrhoids

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