Early detection and treatment of colorectal diseases can significantly improve treatment outcomes and survival rates, yet many patients delay treatment because they don’t understand their disease and its symptoms, or are too embarrassed to seek help.
Colorectal diseases are often misdiagnosed and mistreated because the symptoms can closely resemble other conditions. That’s why it’s important to be treated by a colorectal surgeon who specializes in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal problems. Studies have also shown that patients treated by colorectal surgeons are more likely to survive colorectal cancer because of the surgeon’s advanced training and high procedure volume.
Treatment of colorectal disease varies based on the severity of your condition and your personal health. Your doctor may suggest one treatment or a combination of treatments to manage your symptoms and help you live a more comfortable life.
As one of the nation's highest volume centers for the treatment of colon and rectal disease, Beaumont’s specialists and colorectal surgeons work together to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of both benign colorectal diseases and colorectal cancer.
Possible treatments of colorectal disease include:
- Lifestyle changes: This includes changes to diet and exercise. Stress management can also play a part in easing your colorectal symptoms.
- Medications: there are medications that can be prescribed to treat colorectal disease
- Surgery: surgical treatment, such as a colectomy or colostomy, may be necessary.