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Colorectal Surgery Specialist

Advanced Surgical of North Texas

General Surgery located in McKinney, TX

Colorectal surgery is a treatment for medical conditions that affect the colon, rectum, and anus. The skilled and compassionate team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment for colorectal problems at their facility in McKinney, Texas. Call or book an appointment online today for advanced care in colorectal surgery.

Colorectal Surgery Q & A

What is colorectal surgery?

Colorectal surgery involves diagnosis and surgical management of diseases that affect the lower intestinal tract. This includes the colon (large intestine), rectum, anal canal, and the perianal area. In some medical conditions, part of the small intestine may also be involved in the surgery. 

The board-certified general surgeons at Advanced Surgical of North Texas have specialized training in colorectal surgery. They employ state-of-the-art surgical techniques, including minimally invasive and robotic procedures. 

Why would I need colorectal surgery?

Just because you see a colorectal surgeon doesn’t necessarily mean you need surgery. They always explore the most conservative treatment options before recommending any type of surgery. 

Conditions that they treat with colorectal surgery include:

  • Abscesses
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fissures and fistulas
  • Diverticular disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Polyps
  • Prolapse
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Stenosis and stricture
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pilonidal disease

If you have one of these conditions or another colorectal disorder that doesn’t resolve with medical management and lifestyle changes, you may need surgery. 

What are common colorectal surgery procedures?

The team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas performs a wide range of procedures at their surgery center, including but not limited to:

  • Colectomy
  • Colostomy
  • Rectopexy
  • Resection
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
  • Internal sphincterotomy

They use the least-invasive approach possible, which may includerobotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery with the da Vinci® system.

What should I expect from colorectal surgery?

First, the team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas carefully evaluates your condition. They perform a physical exam and review your medical history. They may also perform testing, such as a colonoscopy, to determine whether surgery is necessary. 

After they confirm a diagnosis, your surgeon explains your condition as well as the treatment options available to you. They spend as much time as needed to answer your questions so you can make an informed decision about your health. You’re welcome to take notes and bring a family member or close friend to your appointment. 

If you and your surgeon collectively decide that colorectal surgery is the best approach, they describe your specific procedure in detail so you can know what to expect. If your condition requires emergency treatment, the team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas is available for same-day surgery at their facility. Because this involves the advanced techniques of robotic surgery, this procedure only requires 1-2 days of hospital stays.

To learn more about your options for colorectal surgery, call Advanced Surgical of North Texas, or book an appointment online today.