Colorectal Services & Procedures in Kansas City
We offer highly specialized medical and surgical care in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the colon and rectum. To request an appointment at Colorectal Surgical Associates call (816) 941-0800.
Conditions We Treat
Cancerous and Precancerous Conditions
According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 1 in 22 men and 1 in 24 women are at risk of developing colon cancer at some point in their lifetime.
Colorectal cancer includes both cancers of the colon and of the rectum. Most colorectal cancers begin as polyps, which are abnormal growths of tissue cells.
When properly diagnosed, rectal cancer can be treated effectively with rectal cancer surgery.
Anal cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the anus, which is the opening at the end of the rectum. Anal cancer is not common and is often curable.
Most colon polyps are completely harmless, but they can become cancerous, especially those that begin to grow larger over time.
Most often, diarrhea is not serious and most people experience diarrhea only a couple of times a year.
Constipation is when a person is suffering from the infrequent or tough passing of bowels that can last from several days to as long as several weeks.
Inflamation of the rectum as a result of radiation treatment for cancer.
Hemorrhoids are swollen and enlarged blood vessels in the lower areas of the rectum or anus.
The anus is lined with a very thin and delicate tissue called mucosa. When a tear occurs along this lining, the tear is known as an anal fissure.
There’s a 50 percent chance one of the abscesses could become an anal fistula in which a small tunnel connects the infected gland inside the anus to an opening on the skin around the anus.
These abscesses are pockets of tissue filled with pus, which often cause a number of painful symptoms.
Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs when diverticula on the gastrointestinal tract become inflamed or infected.
This symptom is considered to be quite serious and should be addressed immediately by a specialized physician if detected.
Rectal prolapse occurs when part or all of the wall of the rectum slides out of place, sometimes sticking out of the anus.
Pruritus ani is when the skin at the exit of the rectum (anus) becomes irritated, causing an uncomfortable amount of itchiness.
Sometimes referred to as bowel incontinence or anal incontinence, fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements
Ulcerative colitis creates inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.