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Colorectal Surgery Specialist

Florida Lakes Surgical

General & Robotic Surgeons located in Sebring, FL

Colorectal surgery is often necessary to find an accurate diagnosis for symptoms like diarrhea or blood in your stool. At Florida Lakes Surgical in Sebring, Florida, Gregg Shore, MD, and the team use advanced colorectal surgery techniques to diagnose and treat conditions like colon cancer, diverticulitis, and fistulas. To schedule your surgical consultation, call Florida Lakes Surgical or book online today.

Colorectal Surgery

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What is colorectal surgery?

Colorectal surgery is a type of surgery to treat complications within your intestines, rectum, and anus. Some of these surgeries give your providers more information about your colon health so they can tailor your treatment plan more effectively. Others can treat conditions that already have an accurate diagnosis. 

Florida Lakes Surgical performs numerous colorectal surgeries to address many common and uncommon conditions. You should book an appointment for an initial evaluation if you experience persistent or severe:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Blood in your stool
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Pain or stinging during bowel movements

The Florida Lakes Surgical team gives you information on your condition and explains your options for treatment in detail, including colorectal surgery, if it’s necessary. 

What issues can colorectal surgery treat?

Colorectal surgery can treat a variety of conditions affecting your colon or your rectum. Florida Lakes Surgical frequently turns to colorectal surgery to treat or manage:

Diverticulitis/diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is an inflamed or infected pouch within your colon. If you have many pouches, the condition is called diverticulitis. You might need surgery if you develop complications from your diverticulitis like abscesses, perforations, fistulas, or excessive bleeding. 

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids occur when the veins in your rectum swell and bulge. They can be very painful and usually only require surgery if they’re large, persistent, or bleed frequently.

Fissures

Fissures are small tears in the lining of your rectum or anus, and they can cause discomfort. Surgery might be necessary if your fissures resist other treatments. 

Fistulas

Fistulas are often the result of inflammation and happen when two areas of tissue bond together where there should be no connection, like your small and large intestine.

 

Cancer

Cancer in your colon, rectum, or large intestine may require surgical intervention for a diagnosis or management. 

What are some common types of colorectal surgery?

The Florida Lakes Surgical team performs common colorectal surgeries. In many cases, you have the option for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions for quicker healing and fewer possible complications. Specific surgeries available at Florida Lakes Surgical include:

Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgery to create an opening in your abdomen for your large intestine. This allows waste to bypass the damaged area of your colon. You must wear a bag or pouch to catch the waste through the opening. Some types of this surgery may be reversible. 

Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure to examine the inside of your large intestine. Using a camera at the end of the tube and a projected image on a screen, your provider can detect changes within your intestine. 

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)

EGD is a diagnostic procedure to detect complications within your intestine. Your surgeon inserts a long flexible tube with a camera at the end through your mouth, down through the stomach, and into the small intestine to view changes on a projected real-time image. 

Interstim for incontinence

Interstim procedure is to “fix” or “correct” the loss of bladder control or bowel incontinence. It is an outpatient procedure that places a small wire next to the nerves that are responsible for bladder and bowel control to improve the nerve function with electrical stimulation similar to a pacemaker for the heart.

To find out more about colorectal surgery and how it can benefit you, call Florida Lakes Surgical today or book a consultation online today.