Quality Colorectal Care

Many adults have problems with bowel control, and about half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. These problems may seriously impact your quality of life or even lead to colon cancer.

Our board-certified colon and rectal specialists are fully trained in surgical and non-surgical treatment of benign and malignant colon and rectal conditions. We help patients achieve comfort through accurate diagnosis, specialized treatment and follow-up care.

 

 

Recognizing and Treating Colorectal Conditions

The most common causes of colorectal diseases are diet, family history and lifestyle. Broward offers screening and surveillance programs that prioritize the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer, including genetic counseling and testing to help assess your family history and predisposed risks. Common diagnostic tests include routine colonoscopies, computed tomography (CT) scans, stool tests, and labs.

Specializations of Colorectal Staff

Anal fissures, fistulas

Anal itching and/or pain

Colon cancer (laparoscopic and open resection)

Diverticulitis

Fecal incontinence

Hemorrhoids

Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)

Ostomy care

Rectal bleeding

Rectal prolapse

Treating colorectal diseases with surgical interventions can restore colorectal function significantly. Patients typically also need lifestyle changes, a balanced diet and, in some cases, radiation or chemotherapy for prolonged benefits after surgery. We proactively order physical therapy evaluations and treatments the morning after surgery so you immediately get the assistance needed to meet discharge goals.

 

Patient-Centered Colorectal Procedures

Procedure For Prolapse Hemorrhoids (PPH)

The minimally invasive procedure for prolapsed hemorrhoids (PPH) is less painful than other procedures, shrinks hemorrhoids more quickly, and can be performed in 25 to 30 minutes. Patients typically go home an hour or two following the procedure, experience some discomfort for a few days, and can return to work within a week.

Ostomy Program

Ostomy and stoma generally describe a surgically created opening in the body to discharge body wastes. Our ostomy program provides pre- and post-operative care so you can lead a full, normal and productive life following surgery. Services include:

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Care and correction of problems associated with difficult stomas
  • Consultation with a physician as needed
  • Dietary management
  • Individualized rehabilitative care
  • Ostomy support group
  • Selection of appropriate pouching system
  • Skin protection and maintenance
  • Stoma site marking
  • Teaching and counseling

Robotic Surgeries

Available at Broward Health Imperial Point, the da Vinci Xi® Surgical System utilizes advanced, robotic technologies to assist surgeons during operations. The device is controlled by a robotic-trained surgeon and can be used across a broad spectrum of minimally invasive and precise surgical procedures.

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Why Choose Broward Health?

With innovative surgical techniques that maximize patient outcomes, the Broward Health Colorectal Center’s commitment to excellence is evident in all its services. Broward Health Coral Springs was the first facility in Florida to obtain Joint Commission certification for its minimally invasive colorectal surgery and ostomy program. 

Our minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic colon resections are available for both benign conditions, such as diverticulitis and Crohn's disease, as well as cancer. These procedures are designed to minimize post-operative pain and allow you to return to work and daily activities sooner. The colorectal program also has advanced ultrasound capabilities to diagnose rectal cancer and polyps accurately. Our extensive supports for colorectal patients include:

For additional information or to schedule a class prior to your surgery, please call 954.346.4223 or 954.344.7429.

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