Advanced Treatment for Colorectal Conditions
Hemorrhoids occur when small cushions within and around the anus become inflamed, causing bleeding, itching, irritation, and pain. While some stages of hemorrhoids can be treated with medication and changes in diet, some require surgery.
An anal abscess is caused by infection within the internal glands of the anus. Left untreated, abscess can lead to an anal fistula. A fistula is a tunnel that develops between the anal glands and the external skin. Fistula treatment usually requires surgery.
Anal fissures are small tears in the skin lining the anus. They are extremely common, with up to three million patients in the United States seeking treatment for the condition each year. In many cases, fissures can be treated without surgery.
Anal ulcers can arise from sexually transmitted diseases, anal itching, drug side effects, chronic anal fissures, Crohn’s disease, and other factors. We provide diagnosis and treatment of anal ulcers to ease symptoms and facilitate healing.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation along all or part of the digestive tract. IBD typically affects younger patients, but can occur at any age. While no medical cure exists for IBD, the specialists at CRSSNY can help patients manage pain and relieve other symptoms.
Rectal prolapse occurs when all or part of a patient's rectum migrates through the anus toward the outside of the body. It requires immediate attention to avoid much more painful, serious conditions. Surgery is often necessary to correct rectal prolapse.
Colorectal cancer is a life-threatening condition that can be detected early with regular screenings. Like most other types of cancer, colorectal cancer has a much higher survival rate when it is detected in its early stages. Your best defense against colon cancer is regular screenings.
Anorectal pain occurs in the area including the anus and rectum. If you are experiencing pain in your anus, rectum, or anywhere around your buttocks, you should see a colorectal specialist as soon as possible. Dietary modifications, over-the-counter medication, or surgery may be necessary.
Pilonidal disease is a chronic infection of the skin in or near the buttock crease. It usually occurs when hair follicles become infected and create a cyst. Treatment typically involves surgical incisions, which allow an infection to drain.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Several sexually transmitted diseases can affect the colon and rectal region. At CRSSNY, we treat gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, chancroid, granuloma inguinale, herpes, human papilloma virus (HPV), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by abdominal discomfort and symptoms including diarrhea, constipation, and alternating episodes of both. While not a life-threatening disorder, IBS can negatively impact overall quality of life. Our specialists can provide discreet, comfortable care.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes sores in the colon or the large intestine. Depending on the severity of the disease, treatment options may include medicines, diet change, or surgery. Our team can help with patients who would like to regain their comfort.
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease caused by an immune reaction against the intestinal tract. Our doctors can help add comfort during flare-ups, increase the time between flare-ups, and offer the very best treatment possible.
This condition is caused by inflammation in the lining of the rectum, and can result in a constant urge to have a bowel movement followed by discomfort. To address proctitis, we offer conservative treatments including lifestyle changes, diet modification, and medication.
If you are unable to control your bowel movements due to fecal incontinence, we offer a number of conservative and surgical treatments to improve your quality of life. We can perform a careful evaluation to discover the cause of your condition and recommend lifestyle changes, medication, or surgery.
Infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools can be incredibly uncomfortable. Our team can help determine the cause of your constipation and find the right treatment option to provide relief.
Bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract could be a symptom of a wide range of conditions, including hemorrhoids, Crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer. We offer a range of diagnostic tests and can determine and treat the cause of GI bleeding.
A rectovaginal fistula is an opening between the rectum and vagina that can lead to leaking stool and recurrent vaginal or urinary infections. We provide a full range of diagnoses and surgical treatments to eliminate discomfort.
A particularly rare type of growth, retrorectal tumors develop in the space between the rectum and tailbone. Because of how uncommon they are, these tumors require diagnosis and care from a qualified specialist.