Hemorrhoids and Rubber Band Ligation

Rubber Band Ligation. Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates. Hemorrhoids are normal parts of our anatomy.  Hemorrhoids are abnormal.  How can both of these statements exist in the same paragraph?  Proctologists, also known as colon and rectal surgeons, tell us that both statement are true. We are born with hemorrhoids.  In fact, the main

12 Reasons to Schedule a Visits to the Proctologist

A Proctologist?  At My Age? As we age, issues that never would have drawn a second thought, seem to become front and center in our thinking and in our daily habits.  Things like sore feet, difficulty seeing objects close up or far away and thinning hair readily come to mind.  But, who would have ever

Hemorrhoids: Whats the Worst That Can Happen?

Hemorrhoids.  Usually Just Annoying.  But They Could Be Worse. Most adults know about hemorrhoids.  If you haven’t laughed at a hemorrhoid joke, if you haven’t seen a Preparation H commercial, or if you have not experienced a symptom from a hemorrhoid, then you probably are not yet an adult.  Lucky you.  A proctologist, also known

Do I Need An Esophagogastroscopy?

Even though you may not recognize the word, you have probably heard of someone having an esophagogastroduodenoscopy. This procedure is more commonly known as an EGD, an upper GI, a gastroscopy or simply an endoscopy. While there are a number of procedures that utilize the flexible, lighted instrument equipped with a camera, the EGD is

Cedars-Sinai Proctologists

Los Angeles Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates No one wants to hear the news…you have cancer. But many people will develop colorectal cancer.   Even more people will face benign problems that affect the colon and rectum. But with the right treatment from the experienced physicians and surgeons of Los Angeles Colon Rectal Surgical Associates,

How to Find a Proctologist in Los Angeles

What’s a Proctologist and Why Would You Need One? A proctologist, also known as a colon and rectal surgeon, is a medical doctor who deals with the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to the colon, rectum and anus. Whenever you feel pain or discomfort in any of these areas, that’s when you need to

What is a Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Becoming A Surgeon.  Extensive Training A colon and rectal surgeon is a physician with a university degree and a medical degree (M.D.).  Medical school is a four year education during which time the medical student studies all aspects of the human body and then participates in caring for patients.  Following graduation from medical school, the

Female Proctologist in LA – Liza M. Capiendo, M.D.

Why A Female Proctologist? Are you looking for a female proctologist in Los Angeles? As always, choosing the proctologist with whom you are comfortable and who suits your needs is an important decision. But if you’re a woman, it may be especially important to find a female proctologist. Some female patients prefer to have a

Proctologist or Gastroenterologist. Is There A Difference?

Did You Hear This One? What are the real differences between a colon and rectal surgeon,  also known as a proctologist, and a gastroenterologist? There is an old joke known in medical circles.  It goes something like this:  What is the difference between an internist, a surgeon and a pathologist (a doctor who examines tissue

Hemorrhoids, Toilets & Soft Stool

Nature Calling?  It’s Natural.  What About Stool Softeners? Bowel movements, and toilets are a natural part of our lives.  We may take them for granted in our busy lives in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.  But they are a constant.  Perhaps, this is why we do not usually think about them.  They are a constant. 

Do Stool Softeners Help Relieve Hemorrhoids?

The Good. good and the bad. First the good. Hemorrhoids are normal part of our anatomy.  Everyone has them.  Even animals have them.  What are they?  Hemorrhoids are veins.  They return blood to the heart.  They exist in every square inch of our bodies.  In the anal area, they surround the anal canal and ease

Clostridium Difficile & Fecal Microbial Transplantation FMT

Studies have shown that FMT cures chronic infections of C. Diff in over ninety percent of patients. Other investigators in countries around the world have reproduced this success rate. This is a higher cure rate than has ever been achieved using conventional antibiotic treatments.

Exercising With Hemorrhoids

While it’s true that certain forms of exercise can worsen hemorrhoids, this is not always the case. Because sitting for prolonged periods of time can complicate hemorrhoids due to the increased pressure on the rectal area, any activity that gets you on your feet will help. Physical activity will also improve your digestive functioning and help you avoid the excess weight that frequently contributes to hemorrhoid development.

Colorectal Surgeon vs. Gastroenterologist

Many patients often do not know if they need to see a Colon and Rectal Surgeon or a Gastroenterologist for their symptoms or condition. Moreover, even more are confused as to the difference between a Colon and Rectal Surgeon and a Gastroenterologist. The differences between the two specialties can be quite large. Because we treat

Fecal Incontinence

Fecal incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of solid or liquid stool, or flatus. Affecting more than 18 million Americans, fecal incontinence can undermine self-confidence, create anxiety, and lead to social isolation. Women are almost twice as likely as men to report incontinence to solid stool as are men. Out of embarrassment, many patients are hesitant to discuss this problem with a healthcare provider. However, fecal incontinence is treatable. Treatment can lessen symptoms in most cases and may possibly provide a cure. Several recent breakthroughs hold significant promise.

Colon Cleansing

Get the PDF version of this article COLON CLEANSING – DOES A CLEAN COLON LEAD TO A CLEAN MIND AND CLEAN BODY? THE DATA (OR LACK OF DATA) ABOUT COLON CLEANSING THE END For those with a short attention span and a desire for immediate answers, here is the conclusion of this article: CONCLUSION –

DISCONTINUED Colonoscopy Prep: Visicol Tablets, OsmoPrep

Get the PDF version of this letter To Our Patients: Due to concerns regarding the safety of Osmoprep® and Visicol®, both of these products are no longer available for use in bowel preparation prior to a colonoscopy or other surgical procedures. There have been reported cases of renal (kidney) damage following the use of these

Virtual Colonoscopy in Los Angeles & Beverly Hills

Approximately 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer mortality, resulting in almost 60,000 deaths every year.1 Cancer of the colon and rectum most commonly develop from precursor adenomatous polyps that increase in size over time.2,3 Early detection and removal of these premalignant polyps usually prevents them from developing into invasive cancer.4,5 This is the rationale behind the colorectal cancer screening recommendations from the American Cancer Society and the American College of Gastroenterology.