As a colorectal surgeon, I understand that the prospect of colorectal surgery can be overwhelming. However, there are some exciting advancements in our field that have revolutionized the way we treat colorectal conditions. Thanks to minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery, surgeons can now offer more efficient, precise, and patient-friendly solutions. In this blog post, I will introduce and explain these innovative procedures, providing you with valuable insights and helping you make informed decisions alongside your healthcare provider. Laparoscopic Surgery Laparoscopic surgery has rapidly gained popularity in the field of colorectal surgery. It involves the use [...]
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Colorectal surgery is a significant medical procedure that requires careful, post-operative attention to ensure a successful recovery. In this blog post, I will discuss essential tips and advice for patient recovery and aftercare from colorectal surgery, focusing on post-operative care recommendations that lead to the best outcomes. Follow Your Surgeon's Instructions. First and foremost, it is crucial to adhere to the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon. They will have specific guidelines tailored to your individual case and condition, including directions for wound care, medication management, dietary restrictions, and activity limitations. By following these instructions diligently, you will ensure optimal [...]
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a serious illness that affects millions of people around the world. According to the American Cancer Society, CRC is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States alone. While there are various treatments available for CRC patients, nutrition plays a crucial role in their overall health and recovery. Nutritional counseling can help CRC patients improve their nutritional status, quality of life, and even clinical outcomes! The importance of improving nutritional status One recent study published in June 2022 conducted on CRC patients found that nutritional counseling [...]
In honor of May being National Cancer Research Month, I wanted to share with you some of the most recent studies and research being done in the field of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the second deadliest cancer, but it also has the highest likelihood of survival if detected early. The more preventative research that is done on this disease, the more lives will be saved. Here are four recent studies that I find fascinating: Colorectal Cancer Statistics by the American Cancer Society published on March 1st, 2023. The study suggests that there has been a change in the distribution [...]
I had the pleasure of joining Ruschell Boone on NY1 to talk about colorectal cancer and the importance of getting screened. During our interview, we discussed the colon, how it functions, and how early screenings can greatly improve survival rates. Thank you to Ruschell and NY1 for having me to discuss this incredibly important topic during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Listen to our full conversation here or read a summary of our interview below. Interview Transcript Summary Ruschell Boone, NY1: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it comes at a time when studies show that [...]
Did you know that April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month? I wanted to take a moment to talk about this condition and shed some light on its symptoms, causes, and treatment options. What causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome? While the exact cause of IBS is unknown, there are several factors that can contribute to it, such as: Abnormalities in the muscles or nerves of the intestines Inflammation in the intestines Changes in the gut microbiome Food intolerances or sensitivities Genetic or environmental susceptibility Thankfully, there are ways to manage and improve the quality of life for those who struggle [...]
Did you know that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month? Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death. Even though if it is caught early the survival rate is very high, it’s one of those diseases that tends to slip under the radar and go undetected until it is too late. So what are the things that you need to know about CRC? Here are the top 5 cancer awareness facts and recommendations from doctors and researchers: Up to 30% of CRC patients have a family history [...]