Education

The physicians at West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center are experts in their field. For example, Dr. Ramanujam’s research is featured in medical textbooks for future generations of colon and rectal surgeons. Dr. Pandey continues to learn new surgical techniques, and currently, he has performed the highest number of robotic colon and rectal surgeries in all 29 hospitals in the Banner...

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Bowel incontinence (fecal incontinence) is a condition in which the patient cannot control his or her bowel movements. However, bowel incontinence is not just limited to stool and can include the inability to control the passing of gas as well. It is not a common condition; only about 2% of women are diagnosed with this condition, but women who have given birth or...

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Anorectal disease is an umbrella term used to describe conditions of the anus or rectum. Plenty of conditions fall under this category, but the most common ones treated by the physicians at West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center are hemorrhoids, bowel incontinence, anal abscesses, and anal fissures. Fortunately, these conditions can be preventable. Knowing the prevention methods can be...

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Having ostomy surgery may be intimidating, but the surgeons at West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center want patients to know that they are in good hands. Each of our physicians are expertly trained at minimally invasive ostomy surgery and will do everything in their power to make patients feel as comfortable as possible. They recommend using these three steps in order to be prepared...

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Colon and Rectal Polyps Fast Facts:

  • People are more at risk of getting them if they are obese, smoke, or have a family history of polyps.
  • You can have more than one at a time.
  • They affect 15-20% of adults.
  • They don’t usually produce any symptoms.

Colorectal polyps are irregular growths in the...

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At West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center, our physicians sometimes hear patients talk about misconceptions they have about hemorrhoids. The condition can be scary when you don’t know what’s going on, and especially so if you are just managing the condition on your own before seeing a colon and rectal physician. As hemorrhoid experts, we want to help patients understand their condition...

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According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America,Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that affects 1.4 million Americans annually, with most patients diagnosed before the age of 30. It is a class of inflammatory bowel disease...

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After an anorectal surgery, our physicians understand that most patients will be nervous about having a bowel movement when they get home. However, bowel movements are a normal part of life and patients can take comfort knowing that the West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center physicians have this in mind when performing anorectal surgeries....

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A new trend has been revolving around the idea of “detoxification.” To summarize, some people think that we ingest so many pollutants and eat so many bad ingredients in our food that our bodies need to be cleansed of all of these toxins every once in a while. It is believed that by getting rid of toxins in the body, people can treat headaches, fatigue, and a number of other conditions....

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Hemorrhoids are a very common problem. In fact, over 75% of people will have them at least once in their life! Hemorrhoids, or inflamed veins in the anus or rectum, can leave people bleeding, itching, and in a lot of pain. Fortunately, there are many over-the-counter remedies that can help with this. However, the downside is that these treatments only address the symptoms, not the condition...

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