Colorectal disease is a general term used to describe many digestive conditions that affect the colon and rectum. These conditions can range from mild to severe. Symptoms often resemble those of other conditions which can make it difficult to diagnose. It's important to understand colorectal disease and the role the colon plays in your digestive system so you can better understand the many types of colorectal diseases and be prepared when talking with your doctor.
Diagnosing Colorectal Disease
Beaumont's fellowship-trained specialists use the latest diagnostic tests and minimally invasive endoscopic procedures to diagnose all types of colorectal diseases. You can learn more about the many ways colorectal disease can be diagnosed.
One of the most common diagnostic tests is a colonoscopy. Many people are uncomfortable about the idea of going through this procedure when the reality is that the examination takes less than an hour and complications are rare. A colonoscopy will allow your doctor to view the lining of your colon which is an exceptional way to screen for colorectal cancer and other diseases.
Treating Colorectal Disease
We provide the latest medications and surgical procedures to treat even the most advanced diseases. Our patients are encouraged to learn as much about their disease and its treatments as possible so they can become a partner in their care.