Join Colon and Rectal Specialists in supporting the 2017 Boxer Brief 5K on June 3rd at Stony Point Fashion Park.
This fun family event features a 5K fun run, costumes, activities, and new this year – is 1K Kid’s Bubble Run. Read more
Wondering if you can take Advil or Tylenol before or after a colonoscopy? This is actually a very common question.
Multiple generations of a family are more likely to gather on holidays, like Thanksgiving – often with relatives they may not see very often, or even know much about.
Despite more education colorectal cancer (commonly called colon cancer) remains the third-deadliest cancer in the United States and colon cancer impacting both men and women.
But routine screenings can prevent colorectal cancer. When detected and treated early or find it at an early the 5-year survival rate is 90%. So many lives could be saved though a simple colonoscopy screening!
You may have heard us talk about the Colon and Rectal Specialist Kinder Colonoscopy which includes more tolerable colon prep including Split Dosing.
To get accurate colonoscopy results, the colon must be empty as residue in the colon can make it harder for the doctor to view your colon during the exam – meaning a polyp or other issue might not be identified.
In order to clear the colon, patients are given medications with a laxative effect. Traditionally preparing for a colonoscopy meant completing prep the night before the procedure. This usually required drinking large amounts of the solution which most people found to be uncomfortable at best.
A Split Dose prep involves drinking half of the prep solution the evening before the colonoscopy screening and the remainder the next morning.
Patients find this method easier to manage and more comfortable, and research is also showing this method may produce better results.
The Colon and Rectal Specialists team is growing. Dr. Peter Miller, who specializes in minimally invasive surgery for colon cancer, rectal cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease is now accepting patients.
Originally from Baltimore, MD. Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA and his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School.
He completed his general surgery training at Steward Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston, MA as well as a research year at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans with a focus on national outcomes following colorectal surgery and translational colon cancer stem cell research.
Please welcome Dr. Miller to the specialists to the Richmond Colon and Rectal Specialists team.
Hemorrhoids are a pain and one of the most common ailments we hear about. Millions of Americans currently suffer from hemorrhoids and more than half the population will develop them at some point in their life, usually after age 30.
Over the counter treatments can do a good job of treating symptoms of hemorrhoids, but don’t prevent the condition from recurring.
It is recommended that most people get their first colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer and other issues beginning at age 50. But what if colon cancer runs in your family? Should you be worried or get screened sooner?
While many factors contribute to your overall health, several common health concerns, including colon cancer, can run in families. So it is important to identify if your parents, grandparents, or other relatives suffered from colon cancer so your doctor can better evaluate your risk – even before age 50.
This infographic published by The Cleveland Clinic outlines some of the top myths about colonoscopy screenings that often keep people from scheduling this lifesaving test.
Although people are talking more about colon cancer than in years past, there are still too many people not getting the simple screening test that could save thousands of lives each year. Because colon cancer is highly treatable when caught early the importance of screening and early detection is extremely important. Read more
Today was our last day in Honduras. The community of El Cielito. A quick day as we only worked for half a day.