Caring For Your Colon

general surgeons treat a wide variety of diseases of the colon and rectum. since the colon is the last organ that food passes through or is digested in before leaving the body, these can include conditions like hemorrhoids or constipation. other conditions are in the following list:

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fistulas
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Severe constipation

surgical treatments or procedures might be the following:

  • Colectomy to treat colon cancer
  • Ileostomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Strictureplasty
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Anoplasty

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