Nonsurgical Disease Management
Many colon and rectal conditions may be manageable with diet changes and careful monitoring. After a thorough evaluation, we may initially encourage a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Increasing water consumption and fiber intake may help with constipation and reduce lower bowel pressure. These proactive steps may reduce your symptoms and help you avoid surgery. Regular monitoring is essential for proactive colorectal disease care.
We are committed to minimally invasive procedures that promote quicker healing. We perform 80 percent of colorectal procedures through laparoscopic or robotic surgery.
- Laparoscopic surgery: Sometimes called keyhole surgery, laparoscopic surgery allows us to make minimal incisions, which results in less discomfort, lower infection risk, and reduced scarring.
- Robotic surgery: Like laparoscopic surgery, this technique involves minimal incisions. It also affords your surgeon improved images and greater precision in performing the procedure. Our surgeons have a wealth of experience using robotic surgical techniques. We can remove lesions more fully and reduce the risks for leaks and infection associated with open surgery.
- Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: Used for some colorectal procedures to minimize the complications associated with abdominal surgery. This laparoscopic procedure is initiated through the anus and leaves no scars.
Some colorectal conditions require more than one surgery for complete recovery and healing. This may also be true if your condition is chronic. We specialize in assessing the need for revision or repeated surgeries. Our commitment to imaging technologies allows our physicians to select a surgical approach designed to treat your condition most effectively.
Sacral Nerve Stimulator
Targets the sacral nerve, which controls the muscles responsible for fecal or bowel incontinence. A flexible wire is implanted under the skin of the upper buttock and attached to an external stimulator. Mild electrical pulses stimulate the nerve and help it communicate correctly with the muscles that control bowel function. This allows you to resume many of your daily activities with tolerable symptoms.
Hemorrhoidal pain is a common colorectal condition that may be improved surgically. Many of our patients benefit from procedures designed to reduce hemorrhoidal inflammation. One surgical option is transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), which allows for removal of the pain source with limited involvement of anal skin. Prompt healing is possible without future pain.