The colon, also known as the large intestine, is located in the lower part of the digestive tract. In the U.S., colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in men and the fourth leading cause of cancer in females. Colorectal cancer is usually diagnosed through a colonoscopy. Most colorectal cancers develop from polyps, so removal of colon polyps could prevent colorectal cancer.
Regular screening is important since colon polyps may have no symptoms. Treatment of colorectal cancer depends on the size, location, whether it has spread, and the health of the patient. Most often, surgery is the most effective option for colorectal cancer.
In addition to colorectal cancer, our surgeons treat benign polyps, diverticulitis, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis).
Most colon surgeries are performed by our surgeons using minimally invasive surgery (otherwise known as laparoscopy).
Following a comprehensive evaluation with a board certified surgeon in our practice, patients will receive the utmost care and surgical techniques possible.