Colorectal Surgery Phoenix AZ

Colorectal Surgery Phoenix AZ What is Colorectal Surgery?

Colorectal Surgery is an area of medicine which treats disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. The colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of the digestive system. It is a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. The colon connects to the rectum, which is the final section of the large intestine. The anus is the opening at the end of the rectum. Many disorders affect the colon’s ability to work properly. Some of these include:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

Office Location

Arrow Surgical Associates
10599 N. Tatum Blvd., #F151
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 602-977-0136

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