At Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, we provide minimally invasive treatment for a variety of disorders of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and colon conditions. These conditions can be painful, affecting a person’s quality of life and ability to function; in some cases, they can even be life-threatening. It is our mission to treat these conditions in such a manner that we are able to resolve pain, restore function, and give patients back their quality of life by performing surgery that disrupts the anatomical stability and integrity of their bodies as little as possible. Our experienced, highly esteemed surgeons use the most advanced techniques and technologies available, which, in combination with their extraordinary skills, help to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.
In treating gastrointestinal bleeding and colon conditions, our New York, NY laparoscopic surgeons hold themselves to the highest standards of excellence, keeping in mind at all times that real people with real lives are on the line. At Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, you’ll never have to worry about being considered just another patient, let alone just another statistic. Your care will always be our highest concern.
About Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Gastrointestinal bleeding is not a condition, but rather a symptom of any number of possible disorders of the upper or lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The blood may be seen in stool or vomit, but can be difficult to detect, especially at first. Often, stools will appear black and tar-like. Other symptoms that accompany GI blood loss include abdominal pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, increased heart rate, a drop in blood pressure, and weakness.
Upper GI disorders that cause gastrointestinal bleeding include:
- Peptic ulcers
- Esophageal varices
- Cancerous tumors
Lower GI disorders that cause gastrointestinal bleeding include:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Colon polyps
- Anal fissures
- Cancerous tumors
If gastrointestinal bleeding is suspected, our surgeons will perform diagnostic tests to identify the source of the bleeding and recommend the proper course of action. Often, minimally invasive surgery can be performed to address the issue and prevent further loss of blood.
Our surgeons provide diagnosis of and minimally invasive surgical treatment for a variety of colon conditions, including:
- Colon cancers
- Familial polyposis
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
Laparoscopic colon surgery is often recommended when more conservative, non-surgical methods of treating colon conditions, such as changes in diet, prove ineffectual. Our surgeons are able to relieve the pain and chronic discomfort that accompany most colon conditions, often without having to perform traditional open surgery. This results in less bleeding, less risk of complications such as infection, and much shorter healing times for our patients. Patients generally emerge from surgery with a renewed sense of energy and purpose, as though a tremendous weight has been lifted from their shoulders.
Learn More about Laparoscopic Surgery for Gastrointestinal Bleeding and Colon Conditions
To learn more about laparoscopic surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding and colon conditions, please contact Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York today.