At Colorectal Specialists, Dr. Cesar Santiago specializes in minimally invasive robotic colorectal surgery.
- Rectal Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Colon Polyps
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Fecal Incontinence
- Crohn's Disease
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be. Simple routine screening procedures, like the colonoscopy, can help stop colon cancer before it even begins.
What is a Colonoscopy?
It is a safe, effective means of visually examining the full lining of the colon and rectum, using a long, flexible, tubular instrument. It is used to diagnose colon and rectum problems and to perform biopsies and remove colon polyps.
Are you a candidate for a Colonoscopy?
Colonoscopies are recommended starting at age 45-50. Those with a family history should have one sooner. Your physician may recommend a colonoscopy exam if you have a change in bowel habits or bleeding.
If you are suffering from bowel conditions such as fecal incontinence or Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), you are not alone. Many people suffer with bowel conditions but at Colorectal Specialists we can diagnose the problem and provide a treatment plan so you can get relief.
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
This is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of Americans at some point in their lives. IBS is a non-life threatening disease, it is a pattern of symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, bloated feeling or gassiness.