We Treat And Diagnose
Texas Health Harris Methodist Southlake routinely diagnose and treat colo-rectal disorders that affect the colon and rectum, including:
- Colon cancer
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Bowel incontinence
- Anal fissure
- Anal absces
- Anal cancer
- Rectal prolapse
- Pilonidal Disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
We Have The Latest In Technology
Various specialists such as gastroenterologists, surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and nutritionists collaborate to provide a unified approach to patient treatments.
Colorectal Surgeons are trained to diagnose and treat diseases of the small intestine, colon, rectum, anal canal and perianal area by medical and surgical means. Training required for this specialty is five years of General Surgery followed by one year in Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Texas Health also utilizes the latest in technology to provide services such as colonoscopies & colorectal cancer screenings. Colonoscopy is the visual examination of the large intestine, or colon. While colonoscopy is frequently used as a screening tool for colon cancer, it is also used to diagnose and evaluate many disorders involving the colon and rectum.
Colonoscopy is done using a lighted, flexible fiber optic or video endoscope. This specialized instrument can be directed and moved around the many bends in the colon. The endoscope also has an open inner channel to allow other instruments to be passed through in order to perform biopsies, remove polyps or inject solutions.
Colonoscopy is performed on an outpatient basis with the patient mildly sedated. The procedure takes 15 to 30 minutes, followed by a short recovery period until the patient is fully awake.