Screening and Treatment Options
Personalized Treatment Options
Depending on your diagnosis and condition, there are a multitude of treatment options ranging from simple dietary changes and physical exercise to radiation therapy and minimally invasive surgery.
The earlier a condition is detected, the more treatment options you have. The American Cancer Society recommends that people start regular screenings beginning at age 45. Those with higher risk factors should start earlier. Colonoscopies and fecal tests are the most common form of screenings, but other options are available. Talk with your doctor to see what test is right for you.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
This treatment option is usually recommended for structural gastrointestinal disorders such as hemorrhoids, abscesses, fistulas, and early stage colon cancers and rectal cancer. For expert care, choose a board-certified surgeon who specializes in colon and rectal surgery.
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery is now the preferred approach for many colorectal diseases. It is a minimally invasive procedure using advanced robotic technology to aid in patient recovery times and improve long-term outcomes.