Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital Alert: COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) information for patients and visitors LEARN MORE >>

Colorectal Surgery

Your Health. Your Hospital

Struggling with a health problem involving the colon, rectum or anus can be a sensitive issue and, thereby, it is understandable why many patients unfortunately postpone or completely avoid seeing a specialist. At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we strive to deliver quality health services in a warm and compassionate environment, always ensuring the comfort and wellbeing of the patient. Whether you need treatment for hemorrhoids or colorectal surgery for cancer, our experts, who have years of professional experience, are ready to provide you with the care you need.

Sensitive, Caring Staff

Our medical specialists will make you feel comfortable during the entire time you spend at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, as we are aware that, for many people, having a problem concerning the colon, the rectum or the anus can be embarrassing. With care and compassion, we will make sure you are comfortable and relaxed enough to open up about your symptoms so that we can provide you with the healthcare and treatment you need. The medical specialists we work with have years of training and experience, which enables our team to assign you a correct and precise diagnosis, as well as a very effective treatment.

If you need colorectal surgery, you can benefit from the services of some of the most renowned surgeons in the entire country, so that you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. Nevertheless, some of the conditions and diseases concerning the colon, the rectum, and the anus our medical experts have to diagnose and treat on a daily basis are:

Regardless of your diagnosis, we will treat you with utmost care and consideration so that you can enjoy a carefree life once again. By virtue of the knowledge and experience our specialists have, our hospital provides a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for conditions and diseases involving the colon, the rectum, and the anus. Another term you may have heard when speaking of this medical branch is proctology. However, it is important to know that it usually refers to practices relating to the anus and the rectum in particular, such as proctoscopy.

Precise and Reliable Diagnosis

At Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, we employ state of the art technology for the diagnosis of conditions and diseases affecting the colon, the rectum, or the anus. For this reason, you should not worry about misdiagnosis, which is quite common when it comes to this branch of medicine. We will conduct multiple tests and exams to accurately identify your health problem, which will lead to the prescription of the most effective treatment. The tests and exams we may order for you to pinpoint the cause of your discomfort and pain include:

  • colonoscopy
  • defecating proctography
  • flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • proctoscopy
  • sigmoidoscopy
  • ultrasound
  • virtual colonoscopy
  • digital rectal exam
  • chemical test of the stool

As for treatment, it can include changing your eating habits, taking certain medication, undergoing a surgical procedure, or a combination of two or more of the previous. You will benefit from the best treatment approach if you decide to come to Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital with your health issue, as we will tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs since every patient is unique.

Frequently Asked Questions

Medically known as colectomy, colon resection is necessary for the treatment of multiple conditions and diseases which occur in the colon, such as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer.

See Full Answer

You will be able to return to a normal diet, but it is important to follow your doctor’s indications and start eating gradually.

See Full Answer

It is normal to experience some bowel movement changes after the surgery, such as frequent stools or the urgency to use the toilet.

See Full Answer

Any intervention poses some risks, and cecectomy is no exception. Your doctor will let you know what signs should worry you after being discharged and what you should expect.

See Full Answer

All surgeries involve some potential complications. The risks associated with sphincterotomy don’t usually occur, but you should be aware of them.

See Full Answer