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, they can even be life-threatening. For relief from these conditions, many South Jersey residents turn to Virtua’s colorectal surgeons.
In addition, our surgeons perform more than 1,100 colorectal surgeries every year to treat conditions such as: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, polyps, and colon cancer.
For some cases, we can offer robotic surgery as an option. With this approach, your specially trained surgeon performs the procedure through a few small incisions in the body. This approach can provide a clearer view of the surgical site and help the surgeon make more precise movements with surgical tools. The benefits to you can include less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to your normal routines.
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 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).