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, […]

How and Why Colon Polyps Form and How They’re Treated

Did you know you can develop colon polyps without even knowing about them? That is because colon polyps form on the inside lining of your colon. Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is an important part of your digestive system. It connects the small intestine to the rectum. If you have never heard […]

Surgical Options to Improve Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease can be quite debilitating. While medication is the preferred treatment method, some people living with the condition need surgery to improve their quality of life or to save them from fatal medical complications related to the disease. Our experienced providers at Piedmont Colorectal Associates understand how to treat Crohn’s disease and its complications, […]

What Doctors Look for During a Colonoscopy Procedure

Most people understand that a colonoscopy is a part of turning 50. This minimally invasive procedure allows our doctors to examine the inner lining of your colon and rectum using a small camera inside a flexible tube. The goal is to identify any abnormal areas of the colorectal region, and these tissues can typically be […]

Low Back Pain Could be a Warning Sign of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 60-70 percent of the population experiences low back pain at some point in their life. In many cases, it’s challenging to identify the cause, but some women and men may find that their low back pain is a clue that pelvic floor dysfunction may be happening too, especially […]

Our Best Tips for Supporting a Loved One with Colorectal Cancer

Overcoming a colorectal cancer diagnosis is challenging for everyone: not only the person diagnosed with the disease, but also their loved ones. If one of your family members or close friends has recently been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, you may not know exactly how to best support them during these uncertain times. The Piedmont Colorectal […]