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How Colorectal Surgeries Continue to Improve

How Colorectal Surgeries Continue to Improve

Colorectal surgery has evolved significantly over the past thirty years. While open surgery techniques were the gold standard prior to the 1990s, now laparoscopic approaches make up 40–50% of all colorectal tissue cutting procedures. Laparoscopic procedures are...

How to Prepare For Colorectal Surgery

How to Prepare For Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery can be necessary for treating conditions of the anus and colon. These include both malignant and pre-malignant conditions, such as polyps, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and cancer. In order to prepare the bowel to undergo colorectal surgery,...

Recovering From Colorectal Surgery

Recovering From Colorectal Surgery

Surgery is one of the most common corrective actions you can take for colon cancer. New technology and updated procedures continue to make the process safer for patients. A specific specialized form of the surgery is done by Virtua surgeons, who use robotic and...

Digestive Diseases that Affect the Colon and Rectum

Digestive Diseases that Affect the Colon and Rectum

There are a range of digestive diseases that can significantly impact a person’s life. Unfortunately, many people don’t recognize the symptoms of a problem until it has advanced. In some cases, symptoms are simply ignored, which is a mistake. Many people think the issue will resolve itself after a few days, weeks, or months.

The Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

The Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

A diagnosis of colorectal cancer indicates that cancer has begun in the rectum or colon. Cancer refers to the out of control growth of cells within the body. Also referred to as rectal cancer or colon cancer, depending on their places of origin, these cancers are...

Conditions that Require Colorectal Surgery

Conditions that Require Colorectal Surgery

The colon and rectum play significant roles in the body’s digestion and excretion processes. Several different ailments can impact these organs and precipitate potentially serious physical manifestations. In such instances, surgery might be necessary. Medical conditions that might require colorectal surgery include the following.