The board-certified surgeons at North Carolina Surgery help to treat colorectal diseases. Receive complete care for conditions affecting your colon, rectum and anus.
Colorectal Conditions We Treat
Turn to North Carolina Surgery to treat:
Diagnosing Your Condition
Schedule a visit with North Carolina Surgery to discuss your symptoms. You’ll receive a physical exam and review your medical history with a skilled surgeon. After comprehensive testing, you’ll receive a diagnosis and discuss your plan of action with your physician. If you require surgery, your surgeon will go through what you can expect during surgery and what steps you’ll take afterward in your recovery.
Get thorough care from colorectal surgeons at North Carolina Surgery who are specially trained to treat your conditions with proven methods. Your surgeon will use laparoscopic (minimally invasive) or robotic techniques whenever possible to reduce your stay and discomfort. Some procedures are performed in-office, with no overnight hospital stay. Our surgeons perform:
- Anal fistula repair – Cleans infected tissue, flattens the channel created between your skin and your anus and stitches it into place
- Anal sphincter repair – Mends torn or damaged muscle that keeps stool in your body
- Colon sigmoid resection – Removes all or part of the last portion of the large intestine laparoscopically (less invasively) to treat diverticulitis
- Hemorrhoid procedures – Removes swollen internal or external veins in your rectum and anus
- Laparoscopic and open colectomies, or bowel resection – Removes all or part of the colon
- Ostomy construction – Attaches a healthy part of your intestine to an odor-proof pouch outside of your body where waste collects
- Sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence – Implants a wire connected to a device that sends mild electronic impulses to help your brain and bowels communicate better
- Sphincter-sparing rectal surgery – Uses laparoscopic (less invasive) techniques to treat rectal cancer in a way that lets you pass waste normally, without an ostomy
- Transanal endoscopic microsurgery – Removes early rectal cancer and large rectal polyps (lumps) with a minimally invasive technique
Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery
When you choose North Carolina Surgery for your procedure, you benefit from access to surgeons skilled in performing laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgeries. This means that your surgeon uses smaller incisions with tiny tools that cause less scarring and pain compared to traditional (open) surgeries.
Your surgeon may also use robotic-assisted surgery, such as the da Vinci® Surgical System. This robot can help your surgeon perform laparoscopic surgeries at a higher level of accuracy than human hands and allows your physician to see more clearly inside your body during operations. From a computer, your surgeon will operate the robot and can view your body with a magnified 3D high-definition camera.
Enhanced Recovery After Colorectal Surgery
Know you’re getting quality, evidence-based care that helps you recover completely and quickly. Your surgeons at North Carolina Surgery follow enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols. This means that your physicians follow proven models of care. When ERAS protocols are used during your procedure, you may benefit from:
- Decreased hospital stay
- Decreased postoperative pain
- Faster recovery time
- Improved surgery outcomes
- Lower healthcare costs
- Reduced chance of complications
- Reduced stress on your body
Board-Certified Colorectal Surgeons
Trust in professionals at North Carolina Surgery who are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. You benefit from surgeons specially trained in the latest techniques to treat diseases of the anus, rectum and colon. Because board-certified surgeons have to meet high standards to maintain this certification, you’ll know your surgeon has the skills and knowledge required to treat your symptoms.
Your surgeon works with you throughout your journey, so you get seamless care from an expert who knows you well.