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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.

What to Expect During Colorectal Surgery

What to Expect During Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery can be a frightening procedure. Fear often stems from a lack of knowledge. This guide will help give you a better idea of what to expect before your procedure. As always, remember that your surgeon will be the best place to find information. Before...

Diet and Colorectal Surgery

Diet and Colorectal Surgery

A colon resectioning, more commonly referred to as a colectomy, is the most common surgical procedure used in the treatment of colon cancer. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the diseased section of the colon before joining the remaining parts together. The...

Recovering From Colorectal Surgery

Recovering From Colorectal Surgery

Going through colorectal surgery is a complex process. Not only do you have to prepare for your surgery, but you also have to recover after your procedure. Although it’s very important to follow your doctor’s exact instructions because every individual is different,...

Becoming a Colorectal Surgeon

Becoming a Colorectal Surgeon

Becoming a colon and rectal surgeon requires many years of education and hands-on learning. Surgeons must then apply to receive certification and pass a series of written and oral exams. Even after they become certified, they need to stay up-to-date with current...

Significant Movements in Modern Surgery

Significant Movements in Modern Surgery

The last 25 years have witnessed a transformation in how surgery is performed and patients heal. Infection rates have dropped. Surgeries are now less invasive thanks to smaller incisions, surgeons using natural openings in the body, and a rise in the use of robots....

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