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...Read more
What is a Sitz Bath?
Sitz baths are shallow baths that are often recommended to patients after surgery. They help relieve post-operative pain, especially after the treatment of hemorrhoids. The at-home treatment also relieves pain from childbirth, anal fissures, diarrhea or constipation, and...Read more
When people have a difficult time controlling bowel movements and gas, they may have a condition called bowel incontinence. Patients with this condition may not make it to the restroom on time after they feel the urge to go and may possibly even soil their underwear. While only approximately 2% of women are diagnosed with this condition, the risk of bowel incontinence may be high for women...Read more
1. We found different practices may or may not provide patients with resources following their surgery. What do you guys give patients during their recovery phase?
During the month of March, West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center is celebrating Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This month, our physicians are taking the opportunity to educate our community about the risks of colon cancer and how they can be avoided.
Although we do not yet know what causes colon cancer, we do know that there are certain lifestyle habits that have been known to...Read more
1. We often see colon cancer being characterized as “colorectal” cancer. Why is that? Does cancer of the rectum quickly follow suit?
Good question. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are different. The way we manage colon cancer is different from rectal cancer. The main treatment of Colon cancer is surgery. Following surgery,...Read more
The anus is a relatively flexible body part, but sometimes large, hard bowel movements can stretch the anus beyond capacity and cause its lining to tear. This occurrence is known as an anal fissure. Constipation, straining, diarrhea, or inflammation of the anus may cause patients to produce these large, uncomfortable stools. Regardless, when the lining of the anus tears, patients may notice...Read more
West Valley Colon and Rectal Surgery Center is dedicated to providing the very best care in the field of colon and rectal surgery. Our surgeons, Drs. Hadi Najafian, and Sushil Pandey and Paravasthu Ramanujam are three leading colon and rectal surgeons who have been recognized in medical journals and textbooks, within community publications, and nationally by esteemed organizations.
Throughout the month of March, the West Valley Colon & Rectal Surgery Center team will celebrate National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. By bringing awareness to colon cancer, we aim to honor those suffering from the disease and celebrate how far the medical industry has come in developing treatment options. Furthermore, the most important goal our physicians want to achieve is...Read more
The cause of Crohn’s disease remains unknown to this day. The painful condition could be hereditary, autoimmune, or caused by environmental factors. However, even though little is known about the cause of Crohn’s disease, we do know how to treat it. The physicians at West Valley Colon and Rectal Surgery Center can prescribe medication or perform surgery if necessary, but patients can actually...Read more