Colon and rectal surgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the colon, rectum, anus and small intestine.
One of the main conditions diagnosed and treated by colon and rectal surgeons is colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the fourth-most diagnosed non-skin cancer in the Unites States. In 2016, more than 141,000 Americans were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 52,000 died because of the disease. However, with proper screening and early detection, colorectal cancer can often be successfully treated.
Colorectal cancer is often diagnosed through a colonoscopy, an outpatient screening conducted by a colon/rectal surgeon. If colon polyps are detected, the surgeon can remove them during the colonoscopy, as well as collect tissue samples for biopsy to determine if they are cancerous.
Other conditions treated by colon and rectal surgeons include:
PMGNTX has colon and rectal surgeons conveniently located throughout North Texas. Privia’s colon and rectal surgeons are routinely recognized by both their patients and their peers as some of the best in their fields in the DFW area.