What To Know About Colorectal Cancers

Have you been diagnosed with colorectal cancer? Your surgeon can help. The general surgeons at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute offer a wide range of general and specialty surgical services, including robotic surgery for colorectal cancer. They have convenient office locations in La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL.

What You Need to Know about Colorectal Cancer

First, there are a few things you should know about colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is most common in people over the age of 45, which is why a colon cancer screening is recommended at least by the time you are 45 years old. Subsequent colorectal cancer screenings are recommended every few years after that.The signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer include:

  • Dark, tarry stools, which could indicate blood in your stool
  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Blood coming from your rectum
  • Chronic abdominal pain and cramping
  • Chronic fatigue and weakness
  • Sudden, unexplained weight loss

If you have any of the signs and symptoms listed above, you need to seek out your gastroenterology specialist for further testing.

If you have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, one of the most common treatments is a colon resection surgery. At Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute the general surgeons offer colon resection surgery performed robotically. Robotic surgery offers many important benefits, including:

  • More precise surgery, resulting in less blood loss
  • Smaller incisions with less cutting, resulting in reduced pain levels
  • Decreased scar tissue and scarring, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing look
  • A reduced hospital stay, so you can recover more quickly at home
  • Less downtime, so you can get back to enjoying your life

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but now there is help in the form of robotic surgery.

Want to Know More?

To find out more about colorectal cancer and robotic surgery, call the general surgeons at Suburban Surgical Associates/Suburban Metabolic Institute. You can reach them in their offices in La Grange, Elmhurst, and Berwyn, IL, by calling (708) 484-0621, so call today.

Please call our office number (708)484-0621 for all questions and appointment requests.