Restoring Digestive Health
Problems related to digestion, bowel blockage, or other colon and rectum issues can cause localized pain and irritation and throw off your body’s balance by disrupting the digestive process. Common colon and rectal problems range from hemorrhoids and anal fissures to colic disorders and colorectal cancer. Avalon Surgery Center provides a comfortable and state-of-the-art setting for receiving the surgical care you need from a skilled gastroenterologist. Colorectal issues can cause major disruptions to your life; we aim to provide a smooth and low-stress treatment experience to get you feeling better again.
Treating a Variety of Colorectal Complaints
Colorectal surgery may be needed to correct issues of the colon, rectum, or anus, the three organs of the human digestive system involved in the generation and disposal of waste.
Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or the rectum. It is the third most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. It usually starts as an abnormal growth (a polyp) on the inner lining of the colon or rectum.
A colon polyp is an asymptomatic condition that leads to a small clump of cells on the colon's lining. It is a mostly harmless condition that can develop into colon cancer if left untreated for a long time.
If an anal gland is clogged and becomes infected, an abscess or painful collection of pus may develop. These abscesses can develop into an anal fistula, a small tunnel connecting the infected gland to an opening around it.
An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue lining the anus and can occur when you pass hard or large stools. Anal fissures can happen at any age and cause bleeding and pain.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum, usually resulting from straining during bowel movements, which cause pain, discomfort, and bleeding. In some cases, hemorrhoids can be managed using over-the-counter treatments, but more severe hemorrhoids may need to be corrected with surgery to provide lasting symptom relief.
Peace of Mind
Colorectal issues cause pain and inconvenience that interfere with every area of life. A qualified gastroenterologist can provide the expertise and treatment options that are often required to get you feeling good again. Colorectal surgery can also be lifesaving, as is proper monitoring of colon health.
Relief for Many Conditions
Colorectal surgery is the main treatment for conditions like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, mechanical obstruction, hemorrhoids, and other disorders of the colorectal system. But it is most commonly performed to treat colon cancer. Monitoring and caring for this crucial bodily system can improve your overall health and life expectancy. If you have other medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes, talk with your doctor about whether surgery is a safe option for you.
Repair and Restore
Before your procedure, one of our knowledgeable anesthesiologists will provide the appropriate level of local or general anesthesia to ensure your complete comfort during surgery. The length of time your surgery takes will depend on the treatment required. Many colorectal surgeries are performed laparoscopically, requiring only small incisions. Your gastroenterologist will employ the most effective technologies and techniques available to promote a full and healthy recovery.
Back to Feeling Good
Immediately after your procedure, you will spend time resting in our recovery room, where your nurse will monitor you as the effects of anesthesia wear off. If general anesthesia was used, you will need to arrange for a ride home. You may need to stay off your feet for a few days following surgery and focus on your recovery. Recovery times vary depending on many factors. Your nurse and doctor will provide the information and support you need to make a healthy recovery.
Health and Confidence
At Avalon Surgery Center, our expert surgeons, innovative facilities, and compassionate nurses provide a patient-first approach that promotes outstanding surgical outcomes. Our goal is to restore healthy colorectal functioning so you can return to more important things in your life.
The Time Is Now
Every day you suffer from a colorectal condition is a day you could be on the path to recovery. At Avalon Surgery Center, we look forward to making your surgical experience a safe, comfortable one that yields an excellent outcome.
You will be given local and general anesthesia and will not feel anything during surgery. You will likely feel some discomfort as the anesthesia wears off, but most patients are able to manage it with over-the-counter or prescription medication.
As with any surgery, colorectal surgery has some risks, including bleeding, bruising, swelling, infection, and gastrointestinal (GI) motility complications. Working with an experienced surgeon can help reduce your risk of serious complications.
Avalon knows there’s so much more to surgery than what happens on the operating room table. That’s why we ensure surgeons who choose Avalon have everything they need to perform their best work, whether that’s top-of-the-line OR equipment or a place to rest and plan between procedures. Check out our facility or schedule a visit to learn more about how Avalon can help you do your best work.
At Avalon, you can concentrate on getting ready for surgery and recovery and let us handle the rest. Our staff can help your patients at each stage of your surgery journey and give you the best chance to achieve positive surgical outcomes. Partnering with Avalon Surgery Center gives you the best chance for surgical success by putting patients first.
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