Hemorrhoids

Colonoscopy

Colon cancer

Hemorrhoids are a very common malady that affect all ages.

Our Western high fat, low fiber diet in conjunction with family predisposition is responsible for this disease.

The advancements in laser treatment of medical diseases have made available a new tool in the treatment of hemorrhoids.

We have been using laser surgery since 1985 and have accumulated a large and successful experience with it. Pain and postoperative discomfort are minimized with this modality.

We also offer in office laser treatments for external hemorrhoidal disease.

Colonoscopy is a procedure where a flexible tube with a camera at the end is inserted in the rectum and advanced to examine the entire colon.

It is the golden standard to examine the colon. It is recommended in everyone over the age of 50 as a screening for colon cancer. It also helps the physician to diagnose other abnormal conditions of the colon, including inflammation, polyps, sources of bleeding, and other colon ailments.

It requires a special preparation with laxatives of the bowel the day before. It is usually done under conscious sedation or anesthesia. The procedure generally lasts between 30 and 60 minutes and is done as an outpatient procedure. The two major complications that can occur from the procedure are bleeding and colon perforation. Both of them are serious complications that may require surgery.

Colon Cancer is the second most common cancer in the USA.

Our present knowledge points to carcinogens in our diets as a promoter of colon cancer: preservatives, processed food, high fat, and low fiber diets.

Rectal bleeding is a common symptom, but not the only one. Ten percent of patients that present with rectal bleeding have significant pathology, and 6% will have some neoplastic process.

Early detection is the only way to improve successful results in the treatment of disease.

Evaluation of this condition is aided by proctoscopy, rectal ultrasonography, colonoscopy, barium enema, and cat scans.

PREVENTION

  • Diet Counseling
  • Carnogens and Diet
  • High Fiber Diet