Services Offered by OhioHealth Physician Group Colon and Rectal Surgery
Our surgeons evaluate, diagnose and treat the entire spectrum of both benign and malignant diseases involving the colon (large bowel), rectum and anus. Many examinations and treatments can be performed in our offices, although some require hospital treatment. Whether it’s inpatient or outpatient depends on the severity of the condition.
Colon and Rectal Conditions and Services
- Anal abscess and fistula
- Anal cancer
- Anal fissure
- Anal intraepithelial neoplasia
- Anal warts
- Anorectal procedures (minor) such as traditional hemorrhoidectomy, sphincterotomy for fissure, fistula surgery and many other minor procedures for anorectal conditions
- Anorectal procedures (major) such as sphincter reconstruction following obstetric injury after childbirth
- Bowel incontinence
- Colon cancer (Lynch syndrome)
- Colon polyps
- Colon resections are done routinely for cancer, diverticulitis, colitis, constipation and other disease processes.
- Crohn’s disease surgical complications
- Diverticular disease/diverticulitis
- Enterocutaneous fistula
- Familial adenomatous polyposis
- Fecal incontinence
- Fecal incontinence, Solesta injections in the office
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Hereditary non-polyposis
- Infrared Coagulation or Bandings for hemorrhoid treatment in office
- Intestinal obstruction
- Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic surgery)
- Pilonidal disease
- Polyps of the colon and rectum
- Rectal cancer surgery
- Rectal prolapse
- Screening for colon and rectal cancer
- Sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer
- Sphincter preserving procedures for inflammatory bowel disease, specifically J-Pouch
- Stomas and stoma complications
- Ulcerative colitis surgical treatment
Supportive care programs and services are offered for our cancer patients.
OhioHealth Physician Group Colon and Rectal Surgery can link you to OhioHealth cancer services, education and support that are designed to help you manage your care, restore your sense of well-being and overcome the challenges of living with cancer.
- Patient Navigation
One of your first contacts will be with a patient navigator, an oncology-trained specialist. Your navigator will serve as your personal guide throughout the cancer journey, linking you to services, education and support you need. Your navigator will help you understand medical terms, diagnoses, procedures and all treatment modalities; provide information for informed decision-making about treatment options; and assist with arranging next steps with the rest of your care team.
- Integrative Care
Integrative care is a physician-directed, evidence-based program that focuses on healing the whole person. Combined with a traditional cancer care plan, integrative care may help to manage symptoms, promote optimal health and well-being, and improve the effect of your traditional cancer care plan.
- Spiritual Care along Your Cancer Journey
Our chaplains can help you understand how your faith or spirituality both impacts and is impacted by your health, in addition to connecting you with spiritual resources and sources of support for your treatment journey.
- GENETIC COUNSELING AND TESTING
The OhioHealth Genetic Counseling Program offers a comprehensive and informative hereditary cancer risk assessment for individuals affected by any cancer throughout the continuum of care: prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.
- SURVIVORSHIP SUPPORT
Our survivorship programs help you prepare for a healthy life after cancer treatment, including information and resources about nutrition and fitness, as well as other cancer wellness support and opportunities. Programs include Weight Management for Survivors, Survivorship Clinics and Survivorship Lecture Series