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, […]

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 […]