• Joel Bauer MD
  • Stephen Gorfine MD
  • David Chessin MD
  • Daniel Popowich MD

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery in Manhattan, NY

Board Certified Surgeons Treating Colorectal Disease

The colon (large intestine) begins in the right lower abdomen at the junction of the ileum (small intestine) and cecum, and it is afflicted by multiple disease processes. This includes the cecum, ascending (right) colon, transverse colon, descending (left) colon, and sigmoid colon.

The rectum is a continuation of the sigmoid colon within the pelvis, and it is continuous with the anus, the last portion of the gastrointestinal tract. As board certified general and colon and rectal surgeons, our Manhattan colorectal surgeons at Manhattan Surgical Associates are experienced and well-trained to deal with a myriad of conditions that affect the colon.

A few of the colorectal diseases which may be treated with colorectal surgery include:

  • Anorectal disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Diverticular disease

Manhattan Colorectal Cancer Treatment

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common conditions and can be found and treated in a number of different stages. In most cases, colorectal cancer will require some type of surgery to reach a complete cure. Other forms of treatment may also be appropriate in addition to surgery, such as chemotherapy or radiation.

If the cancer is detected in an earlier stage, there is a high percentage to completely cure and get rid of the cancer. However, the cure rate is much lower if it is diagnosed later on.

Common Symptoms of Colorectal Disease

Symptoms of colorectal disease are wide-ranging and variable, and include pain, bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and weight loss. Sometimes, diseases of the colon may produce no symptoms.

The first step in diagnosis is a history and physical examination. Other aspects of the examination that may be employed include endoscopy, ultrasound, and imaging (such as plain X-rays, CT scan and MRI).

You will need to meet with a Manhattan colorectal surgeon to complete an evaluation. From there, we can come up with a treatment plan that will be tailored to your specific situation. Make an appointment by calling us at 646.798.4606 or sending Manhattan Surgical Associates an email today.

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