Treatments Can Improve Fecal Incontinence and Restore Your Quality of Life

Nothing affects your quality of life quite like fecal incontinence. You may find yourself avoiding any type of gathering due to the potential embarrassment of losing bowel control. The condition affects both your work and social life. The doctors at Piedmont Colorectal Associates discuss treatments for fecal incontinence that can restore your quality of life.

Are You Over 45? Celebrate the New Year With a Colonoscopy for Optimal Health

Here’s to celebrating the new year and good colorectal health! Think about it – you’re halfway to 90! If you want to double your lifespan, start taking action now. If you’re 45, it’s time to think about undergoing colon cancer screening. The top Atlanta colorectal surgeons at Piedmont Colorectal Associates explain why it’s important to […]

How Long Does Colorectal Cancer Surgery Take? What To Expect Afterward

The most common treatment for colorectal cancer is surgery to remove the affected part(s) of the colon and/or rectum. Today’s technology makes colorectal cancer surgery more predictable and less invasive than it used to be. Still, be aware that the surgery does require some downtime and rest before going back to normal everyday life. If […]

Why Does Your Anus Itch? 4 Potential Causes and Treatment Options

If you suffer from ongoing anal itching, you probably feel uncomfortable and embarrassed. You may be caught in a persistent itch-scratch cycle, where scratching the area further damages the sensitive skin. You may feel as though the condition is disruptive to everyday life, yet you don’t know where to go for help.

What Your Family Health History Can Tell Us About Your Colorectal Health

Chatting about medical records doesn’t exactly make for pleasant conversation at the annual family reunion or Thanksgiving dinner. But sharing personal health history with family members is important not only for you, but also for future generations. Certain diseases — including diseases that affect your colorectal health — tend to run in families. Although you […]

When is the Best Time to Have a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is an essential procedure that detects pre-cancerous polyps in the rectum and large intestine (colon). Our surgeons can remove these growths well before they become cancerous or lead to symptoms when identified early. Screening with a colonoscopy is critical in diagnosing colorectal cancer and polyps when they’re small and easier to treat. Our colorectal […]

Do You Struggle with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction? Check These 10 Symptoms

Many people struggle with pelvic floor dysfunction. Issues with the layer of muscles at the bottom of the pelvis can cause gynecologic, colorectal and urologic symptoms that many people don’t realize are connected. Pelvic floor dysfunction is an overarching term for muscle weakness or incompetent muscle contractions in the pelvic floor. At Piedmont Colorectal Associates, […]

How the Da Vinci® Surgical System Improves Colorectal Surgery

At Piedmont Colorectal Associates in Atlanta, we are proud to offer procedures with the da Vinci® Surgical System. This advanced technology allows our skilled surgeons to perform critical colorectal surgeries with just a few small incisions in the operating room. The device delivers a clear view of the inside of the body with magnified images, […]

4 Signs You May Have Diverticulitis

Have you ever heard of diverticula? As you age, you can develop small, bulging pouches in the walls of your colon. These pouches are diverticula. The presence of one or more diverticula is called diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a benign, symptomless condition that does not require treatment.

When Do I Need to See a Doctor for Hemorrhoidal Treatment?

For many, hemorrhoids can be an embarrassing subject to discuss. While they may not be a common topic of discussion, they are a common occurrence. They are so common that the store shelves are lined with over-the-counter treatments. Unfortunately, not all hemorrhoids respond to over-the-counter treatments. If you experience hemorrhoids, you may find yourself wondering, […]