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Conditions and diseases

Optum’s colorectal surgeons are experienced in treating a variety of acute and chronic conditions for you and your family.

  • Acute diverticulitis: pouches that form in the colon and become infected
  • Anal abscess or fistula: buildup of germs in glands near the anus
  • Anal fissure: a tear in the tissue that lines the anal canal
  • Colon cancer: cancer in the large intestine
  • Crohn’s disease: a problem when the colon becomes swollen and painful
  • Hemorrhoids: swollen and bleeding veins around the anus
  • Pilonidal cyst: an abnormal pocket of skin usually located near the tailbone
  • Rectal bleeding: any blood that passes through the anus
  • Rectal cancer: cancer that begins in the rectum, and can extend to the last several inches of the large intestine
  • Ulcerative colitis: pain and swelling in the lining of your colon

Treatment

Our colorectal surgeons will treat your condition with the most advanced techniques and equipment, helping to ensure your comfort and a quick recovery.

  • Anorectal surgery: procedure related to the anus and rectum
  • Botox shot: to ease pain or swelling near the anus
  • Colonoscopy: an exam that uses a tube with a lens to examine the  inside of your colon
  • Hemorrhoids: (swollen and bleeding veins around the anus): Your doctor can use infrared light to reduce their size, shots of medicine to break down their cells, and bands to cut off their blood supply
  • Laparoscopic and robotic abdominal surgery: this involves minimally invasive surgery using small openings to care for colon and rectal issues

Medical care and help

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, reach out to your primary care physician right away. If you need immediate attention for a procedure, our colorectal surgeons offer same-day visits.

To find a colorectal surgeon near you, visit our providers page.

Contact us if you have any questions.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.