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Colorectal Surgery Specialist

Associated Surgical Center

Multi Specialty Surgical Center located in Arlington Heights, IL

If you have a severe colorectal disorder that doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, you might benefit from colorectal surgery. The team of expert surgeons at Associated Surgical Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois, proudly offers several different types of colorectal surgery, including treatment for hemorrhoids, colon cancer, and bowel obstructions. If you're in the Chicagoland area and would like to request a colorectal surgery consultation, call the office or use the online booking tool today.

Colorectal Surgery Q & A

What is colorectal surgery?

Colorectal surgery is a blanket term that refers to a group of surgical procedures designed to treat problems affecting the anus, colon, or rectum. The team at Associated Surgical Center has a team of experienced colorectal surgeons on staff. These professionals have undergone specialized training and education to perform operations both safely and effectively.

The team at Associated Surgical Center also uses colorectal surgery to perform various diagnostic procedures, including proctoscopies, sigmoidoscopies, and colonoscopies.

Who can benefit from colorectal surgery?

Most colorectal problems respond to conservative measures of care, such as weight loss, dietary changes, and regular exercise. If your symptoms persist or get worse, colorectal surgery may be necessary.

The caring surgeons at Associated Surgical Center regularly perform colorectal surgery to treat:

  • Anal fistula
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Anal fissures

The team also offers rubber band ligation, office-based infrared coagulation, and rectal pain management. 

What type of colorectal surgery is right for me?

The type of colorectal surgery you’ll most benefit from depends on the underlying cause of your discomfort and your overall health history. Following a physical exam and discussion of your symptoms, your Associated Surgical Center provider can make recommendations that align with your individual needs. 

What happens during colorectal surgery?

No two colorectal surgery procedures are exactly alike. They all vary significantly in terms of equipment, technique, and approach. That said, the team at Associated Surgical Center uses minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery whenever possible. Laparoscopic surgery uses much smaller incisions than traditional surgery, which lowers your risk of complications and speeds up your body’s healing process.

Are there any risks associated with colorectal surgery?

Colorectal surgery is safe and well-tolerated, but it isn’t without risk. Complications are rare, but may include:

  • Hernias
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Scars

Fortunately, you can significantly reduce your risk of experiencing these and other complications by taking your medications as prescribed and carefully following your surgeon’s instructions for recovery. Don’t rush back to your normal activities right away. Take things slow and easy, and you’ll feel back to normal in no time.

If you’re interested in learning more about colorectal surgery, make an appointment at Associated Surgical Center by calling the office or using the online booking tool. 

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