Conditions We Treat
Anorectal disease refers to ailments of the anus and/or rectum. The anorectal evaluation consists of various tests done to assess and evaluate the anal and rectal region.
Colon and Rectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer starts in either the colon or the rectum and, in most cases, develops slowly over many years. Most start as a polyp - a growth of tissue that starts in the lining and grows into the center of the colon or rectum. A type of polyp known as an adenoma can become colon cancer. More than 95 percent of colorectal cancers are adenocarcinomas that come from such polyps. Removing a polyp early can stop it from becoming cancerous.
Diverticulitis is an infection or inflammation of pouches called diverticula, that can form in your intestines.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Inflammatory bowel diseases are a group of disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. This includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which exhibit symptoms including rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition.
Ulcerative colitis or commonly called colitis, is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the inner lining of the large intestine and rectum become inflamed.
Intestinal obstructions are blockages in either the small or large intestine, which prevents food from passing through the intestinal tract. This blockage can be cause by situations such as the buildup of fibrous tissue in the intestine, twisting of the intestine, tumors, and hernias.
A gastrointestinal fistula is an abnormal opening in the stomach or intestines that results in leaks. Leaks through to the intestines are called entero-enteral fistulas. Leaks that go through to the skin are called enterocutaneous fistulas.
Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements. Fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas to a complete loss of bowel control.
Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic floor disorders are disorders that affect the pelvic floor muscles. They are more common in women that in men and include conditions such as pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic inflammatory disease PID), pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary and fecal incontinence.
Postpartum disorders are disorders that occur after childbirth. They can include postpartum depression, anxiety, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The most common of these is postpartum depression, which can make it difficult for mother to bond with baby and can last for a few days, weeks, or months.
Acute and Chronic C.Diff Infection
Acute care refers to an active treatment for short-term needs, usually performed in a hospital setting or doctor's office. Practitioners try to make this care fit seamlessly into a patient's routine.