There are many colorectal concerns that may require surgery. Some of the most common include:
- Colon cancer: Malignant cells formed in colon tissue. Signs of colon cancer include blood in the stool or change in bowel habits. Our specialists can diagnose colon cancer through tests that examine the colon and rectum. Test results will help determine the best treatment options.
- Diverticulitis: Small pouches, or sacs, form and push outward through weak spots in the wall of the colon. This sometimes causes abdominal pain and bleeding. Diverticulitis may be treated with medication and a change in diet; however, chronic conditions might require surgery.
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are collectively known as IBD. The former can cause inflammation and irritation in any part of the digestive tract. The latter causes inflammation in the lining of the large intestine or colon. Symptoms of IBD vary but can include diarrhoea, fatigue, abdominal pain and cramping and unintended weight loss. Treatments also vary and include medicines and bowel surgery.
If you are experiencing colorectal issues, our specialists will help diagnose the problem and develop a course of treatment that best meets your needs.