Colorectal Surgery

CR-Surgery-1-300x241Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups provides comprehensive care for patients with conditions that involve the lower digestive system – the colon, bowel and rectum. When surgery is required, our colorectal surgeons use some of the the latest surgical advances, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, to detect and treat colorectal illnesses and disorders. Colorectal surgery may be used to treat cancerous and non-cancerous conditions including:
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colon or rectal cancer
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pelvic floor problems
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopy abdominal procedures
  • Other gastrointestinal conditions and diseases

When to See a Colorectal Surgeon?

Your primary care physician will refer you to a colorectal surgeon to diagnose a condition or treat one that has been detected. Colonoscopy, an exam of the lining of the colon and rectum, is routinely recommended for all adults over age 50 as part of a colorectal cancer screening program. In many cases, this screening can prevent colorectal cancer. Sometimes lifestyle and dietary changes or medication can help resolve your colorectal health issue. You should consult your primary care physician if you have:
  • Changes in your bowel habits
  • Bleeding from your rectum
  • Blood in your stool
  • Unexplained abdominal symptoms
  • Other gastrointestinal conditions and diseases

Other gastrointestinal conditions and diseases

Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups colorectal surgeons and nurses are trained in many of the latest colorectal disease tests and treatments and use some of the newest technology to care for you and treat your specific condition.
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colon or rectal cancer
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pelvic floor problems
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopy abdominal procedures
  • Other gastrointestinal conditions and diseases
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