Our team of doctors at Colon & Rectal Surgical Specialists of New York can treat a wide range of colorectal health issues, including ulcerative colitis treatment. Our practice, located in Garden City, NY, and East Setauket, NY, provides diagnostic testing and treatment for chronic intestinal diseases that may be affecting you or a loved one. Whether you have already received a diagnosis, or are currently experiencing symptoms that may be associated with an inflamed colon, we provide a multifaceted approach towards your care.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation in the innermost lining of the large intestine, also known as the colon, resulting from abnormal behavior of your body’s immune system. Your immune system, meant to defend against bacteria, viruses, and other unknown or invading substances, will mistakenly be activated to fight off all invading properties. When this occurs, food may be mistaken for foreign invaders, which causes your body’s white blood cells to be sent directly into the lining of your intestines. This may cause the inflammation and ulcerations that lead to rectal bleeding, frequent bowel movements, rectal discharge, and lower abdominal pain.