Can Hemorrhoids Grow Back?


It is possible to have recurring hemorrhoids? A patient’s diet and lifestyle can affect the recurrence of hemorrhoids, and so can the type of treatment that was performed. In this post, the team of colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal Associates discusses what you should do if your hemorrhoids continue to grow back.

Colonoscopy Prep Guide


Preparation is a critical part of a colonoscopy. Patients that fail to follow their doctors’ instructions closely risk compromising the effectiveness of the procedure, or having to repeat it altogether. In this post, the team of colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal Associates provides you with a brief colonoscopy prep guide.

How Often Should I Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer?


March is National Colorectal Awareness Month, a campaign designed to spread awareness on colorectal health, colon cancer, rectal cancer and the importance of routine screenings. Screenings tests, including stool testing, colonoscopy and CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy), are essential in detecting early signs of cancer, when it is easier to treat and cure. Screenings can also […]

How to Lower Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer


According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in 20 Americans develops colon cancer or rectal cancer at some point in their lives. However, ongoing research suggests that there are several ways to reduce your risk of cancer, many which involve making small and easy adjustments to one’s lifestyle.

The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery


Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System is a minimally invasive surgery that has proven highly effective in the treatment of colorectal cancer and other conditions that affect the colon and rectum. Piedmont Colorectal Associates, a team of board-certified colorectal surgeons in Atlanta that possesses over 35 years of combined experience, is proud to […]