Genetic testing for colorectal cancers and syndromes
Our colon and rectal surgeons offer consultation visits to discuss known or suspected genetic mutations that predispose individuals and their families to colon cancer syndromes like Lynch syndrome or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). We help identify at-risk individuals by taking extensive personal and family history information. Then, we will order and facilitate any genetic testing for the suspected cancer syndrome.
Pelvic floor lab (PFL): Fecal incontinence/constipation
Our team provides diagnostic tests, such as manometry and electromyography, to develop a treatment plan for constipation and incontinence. Treatment options include dietary changes, neuromuscular retraining and surgery.
Inflammatory bowel disorder
Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, occasionally require surgery. Our colon and rectal surgeons work with your gastroenterologist to diagnose and plan the best surgical procedure for the diseased colon or small bowel. One such procedure is a total abdominal proctocolectomy, where your surgeon creates a neorectum, called a J pouch. This avoids a permanent ileostomy.