Also Treating Crohn’s in Stockbridge
Crohn’s disease is a sub-type of inflammatory bowel disease which can affect any area of the intestinal tract from the mouth to the anus. Symptoms of Crohn’s disease vary based on the segment of the intestine that is affected but can include abdominal pain and diarrhea. Evaluation for and management of Crohn’s disease is primarily performed by a gastroenterologist, but a patient may be referred to a colorectal surgeon if complications arise in the colon, rectum, or anus. The type of surgery will depend on the segment of the bowel affected and the severity of symptoms. Surgery can often be done in a minimally invasive fashion, using a laparoscopic or robotic approach and small incisions to lessen discomfort and hasten recovery. The providers at Piedmont Colorectal Associates have extensive experience in treating complications of Crohn’s disease and can help to decide the best approach for each patient.