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Colorectal Surgery Experts in Los Angeles, CA

At The Surgery Group of Los Angeles, we understand that experiencing a colorectal-related illness can be not only painful, but also stressful and intimidating. Dr. Yosef Nasseri and Dr. Moshe Barnajian, our double-board-certified colorectal surgery specialists, want to ensure you have the best information available to ease your mind. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles compiled this list of frequently asked questions to assist you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Surgery:

What does colorectal mean?

Colorectal is a collective term that refers to the colon, rectum, and anus. Similarly, colorectal cancer refers to cancer that originated in the colon or rectum. Colorectal surgeons like Dr. Nasseri and Dr. Barnajian are experts in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal problems. They have completed extensive training to specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and repair of disorders affecting these areas, in addition to full training in general surgery.

Why would someone need colorectal surgery?

Your doctor may determine colorectal surgery is the best route for many reasons. Surgery is often necessary to treat abdominal adhesions, anal fissures, colon cancer, intestinal obstructions, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, ostomy surgery, and pelvic floor dysfunctions.

What procedures do doctors at The Surgery Group of Los Angeles perform?

Dr. Nasseri and Dr. Barnajian frequently perform surgeries for many of the disorders listed above, such as colon cancer, Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fistulas, and abscesses. They also perform routine screening examinations such as colonoscopies.

What does colorectal surgery involve?

At The Surgery Group of Los Angeles, we use the latest technology and specialize in robotic and minimally invasive surgeries. Surgeries can vary greatly depending on the individual and the disorder being treated, and your doctor will explain the process to you in greater detail. However, most colorectal surgeries have a few things in common:

  • You’ll have pre-surgery testing, including blood work and relevant imaging and scans.
  • In many cases, you’ll be prescribed a laxative to take the day before your surgery, and you will need to stop eating and drinking by the hour determined by your doctor.
  • On the day of your surgery, you’ll receive your IV and be transported to the operating room. Your anesthesiologist with administer the anesthesia, and you’ll drift off to sleep. The next steps are determined by the type of surgery you’re undergoing. In many cases, colorectal surgery is performed via the abdominal cavity.
  • After your successful surgery, you’ll wake in the recovery room and as you progress, you’ll later be transferred to a hospital room. You’ll be closely monitored, and from there, your doctor will decide when you may resume eating solid foods and be discharged from the hospital.

Colorectal Treatment and Surgery

Each case is unique, so please contact us to schedule your consultation. Your doctor will be able to advise you further when it comes to the best treatment or colorectal surgery options for you. Dr. Nasseri and Dr. Barnajian understand how frightening this can be, and they are committed to providing the highest quality care to patients experiencing colorectal problems. Our entire staff at The Surgery Group of Los Angeles is dedicated to treating you with the utmost sensitivity and discretion.

Learn more or call (424) 303-4949 to schedule your consultation