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. – 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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Solesta injection procedures successful for fecal Incontinence

November 14, 2011 – Exciting news for patients!  Today the first office based procedure for the treatment of fecal incontinence with the new Solesta product was performed at the Colon and Rectal Specialists in Richmond, Virginia. See the Solesta Video Testimonial for more about one patient’s experience.

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New Procedure for Fecal Incontinence in Richmond VA


Embarrassing Medical Problem now has an Easy Solution

Richmond, VA, November 10, 2011 – Colon & Rectal Specialists, LTD announced that they will be performing a new surgical procedure in VA, the first in Richmond and first in the state that promises to be a breakthrough in terms of an easy solution to a complicated medical problem. The procedure is for fecal incontinence – an embarrassing problem that affects mostly women 50+ who have had children. In short, it’s a condition where patients suffer from frequent loss of bowel control.

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Improving the quality of patient care for colonoscopies

Colon and Rectal Specialists presents poster at ACG meeting

Poster from American College of Gastroenterology Society Nov 2011

November 1, 2011

I just returned from the American College of  Gastroenterology Society meeting at the Gaylord National Convention Center in Maryland.   Our practice presented a poster entitled “Split-Dosing Bowel Preparation in Patients Undergoing Deep Sedation With Propofol for Colonoscopy”.

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