The colon refers to the long tube-like organ in the human abdomen. It is the large intestine's longest part. The colon helps carry the waste to be expelled from the body, thereby forming an important part of the human excretory system. The rectum constitutes the last several inches of the colon.

Colorectal Diseases and Conditions

Colonic Inertia : It occurs at the time when the nerves of muscles in the colon tend to operate very slowly and not in the right way. This, in turn, results in the prevention of the excretion of feces through the rectum leading to constipation.

Crohn's Disease : Crohn's disease or Crohn's colitis involves the swelling or inflammation of the entire thickness of the wall of the colon. On the other hand, ulcerative colitis affects only the superficial or mucosal lining of the colon wall.

Familial Adenomatus Polyposis : Your large intestine (colon) and rectum develop additional tissue growths called polyps as a result of FAP. The upper gastrointestinal system, particularly the upper portion of the small intestine, is another area where polyps can develop (duodenum). When you are in your 40s, the polyps in your colon and rectum are likely to develop into cancer if left untreated.

Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis : Diverticulosis refers to the formation of small pouches or sacs on the wall of the colon, and diverticulitis refers to the inflammation of these sacs as a result of infection.

Polyps : Polyps refer to the small mushroom-like growths that might become cancerous over time which can also spread to other parts of the body.

Rectal Descent & Prolapse : Rectal descent and rectal prolapse happen to be both physical as well as mechanical problems where the rectum falls into the pelvis, thereby resulting in the blockage of the anal opening.

Colon Cancer : Colon cancer refers to the development of cancer cells in the mucosa lining of the colon resulting in a number of bowel symptoms according to the position of the cancerous cell.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Vivek Tank carries out different diagnostic tests to identify the disease or condition and crafts a treatment plan accordingly.

Here are a few diagnostic tests carried out by the doctor.

  • Colonoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Anal manometry

The following treatments are offered to the patients depending on their condition.

  • Drug therapy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Fecal microbiota transplant
  • Bowel resection
  • Ileoanal anastomosis surgery
  • Pelvic floor physical therapy

Why Dr. Vivek Tank ?

Dr. Vivek Tank is one of the most trusted and reputed endoscopic surgeon catering to the varied needs of patients in the best possible manner. The doctor offers top-notch treatment at an affordable cost to make sure that money is never a hindrance to getting quality treatment. Here are a few reasons why Dr. Vivek Tank stands out in the field of gastroenterology.

  • More than a decade of experience
  • Adequately trained and certified
  • Accurate diagnosis
  • Superior treatment facilities
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Use of modern tools and technologies
  • Top-notch patient care
  • 100 % patient satisfaction

Book an appointment with Dr. Vivek Tank at the earliest to get well sooner!