Skilled Expertise in Treating Colon and Rectum Disorders
Medical problems that affect the lower end of the digestive tract – the colon and rectum – can be uncomfortable. They can lower your quality of life and even be life-threatening. Virtua’s colorectal surgeons focus on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, such as:
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Fecal incontinence and prolapse
- Polyps, precancerous abnormal growths
- Colon and rectal cancer
Our colorectal surgeons are equipped with advanced, high-definition colonoscopy equipment for detecting growths in the colon and rectum.
For some cases, we offer robotic surgery, which allows your specially trained surgeon to perform the procedure through a few small incisions. This approach can help the surgeon make more precise movements with surgical tools and your benefits can include less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to your normal activities.
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Virtua uses Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) methods to help patients bounce back faster after colorectal surgery. Some of the techniques include drinking carbohydrate fluids before surgery to prepare the body for the procedure, getting out of bed sooner after surgery to encourage the body to regain normal lung and bowel functions, and proactively managing pain with non-narcotic medications. As a result, patients experience less pain and faster healing times.
To find a colorectal surgeon, call us at 888-VIRTUA-3 (888-847-8823).