Colon and Rectal Problems

Problems of the colon and rectum may be embarrassing, but they can also be worrisome, painful and disabling. That’s when you need more than a highly credentialed surgeon. You need someone you can trust who will spend the time to alleviate your fears and then take care of the problem. SouthCoast Health Surgery in Savannah, GA offers a wide range of advanced surgical procedures for the colon, rectum and anus. Because our surgeons stay on top of the latest developments in their field, you’ll have access to today’s most innovative and effective techniques.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Colon Disease

The colon, or large bowel, measures about four feet in length, and its job is to process solid waste. Common diseases of the colon include diverticulitis, polyps, colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Dr. Yeager, Dr. Mandel and Dr. Jillard work closely with leading-area gastroenterologists who perform several diagnostic tests to evaluate the colon. These include barium enema, CT scan and colonoscopy. When disease is found, surgery may be required.

Don't Ignore Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding is a symptom that you should never ignore. Although there are benign causes of rectal bleeding, it may indicate an underlying polyp or cancer of the colon. Our specialists are trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of these common causes of rectal pain and bleeding:

  • Anorectal disorders (fistulae and fissures)
  • Colon polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Perirectal abscesses
  • Rectal prolapse

Your Partners in Good Health

Early detection of colon and rectal disease improves overall cure rate significantly. If you need surgery for a colon or rectal problem, you're in good hands with the surgeons at SouthCoast Health Surgery. They have many years of combined experience and offer both traditional and laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgery for colon and rectal problems. Our surgeons at SouthCoast Health Surgery will recommend the most appropriate surgical approach based on your individual condition.

Visit our Patient Education Guide to learn more about Colon & Rectal problems.