March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Richmond, VA, February 22, 2012 – Observed in March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month was instituted to help raise awareness of colorectal cancer and encourage those 50 and older as well as those in high risk groups to get a regular colonoscopy screening. Colorectal cancer is a highly treatable cancer and it is estimated that regular screenings could prevent up to 60% of the deaths attributed to this type of cancer. It is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men.

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Local Surgeon Contributes To Major Surgical Textbook

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colon and rectal surgery abdominal operationsRichmond, VA, February 2012– William Timmerman, M.D., F.A.C.S., a surgeon at Colon & Rectal Specialists, recently wrote a chapter on Hand-Assisted Resection Rectopexy which will be included in the widely used and highly respected reference series Master Techniques in General Surgery. Dr. Timmerman’s chapter will be featured in the volume called, Colon and Rectal Surgery; Abdominal Operations.

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Super Bowl Sunday: Does it make your DIVERTICULOSIS worse??

diverticulitis and super bowl food

We all love a good Super Bowl party!  It is a great time of the year.  The weather (usually cold), the friends, the big game, and of course…..THE FOOD! Ohhhh the food, and other beverages. It all sounds great, but it could make your GI tract in no mood for a celebrating a touchdown dance! Especially if you suffer from diverticulosis.

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New bowel incontinence treatment showing positive results – Solesta

Fecal incontinence can cause patients to feel embarrassed, helpless and without a life. But a simple new treatment called Solesta has shown exciting promise. Solesta is an injection, not a surgery in the traditional sense, and you can read more about our recent experience in treating four patients with Solesta.

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Colorectal Cancer

When diagnosed early, survival rates for patients with colorectal cancer are much higher.

Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer and the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In men, colorectal cancer incidence lags only prostate and lung cancer. In women, colorectal cancer lags only breast and lung cancer. Your lifetime risk for developing colorectal cancer is approximately 1:20.

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The CRS Colonoscopy is a Kinder Colonoscopy. KinderColonoscopy.com

KinderColonoscopy.com – Most people dread getting a colonoscopy. There are multiple reasons for this:1Starting with the embarrassment of the part of the body being evaluated, to the fear of the anesthesia being used, and the bowel preparation process.

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Dr. Vorenberg completes Rock and Roll Half Marathon raising money to support Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Dr. Vorenberg (a member of Team Challenge) at the Las Vegas Half Marathon Expo 2011

Last week, I traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2011 Rock and Roll Half Marathon. 44,000 runners participated in the race including 5,000 marathon runners and 39,000 half marathoners. Team Challenge made up of 1226 runners dedicated to raising awareness of and donations for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) accumulated 4.5 million dollars for the charity to help over 1.5 million people living with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Dr. Vorenberg completes Richmond half marathon in preparation for race to benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

Dr. Vorenberg in the Richmond Half Marathon November 2011

I am about to embark on a fantastic journey completing the 13.1-mile run at the Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon on December 4, 2011 and raising funds and awareness for research leading to improved treatment options and a cure for Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

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