Colorectal Cancer Awareness
March is Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness month. We, at Surgical Associates, PC, want to partner with you to help decrease the rates of colon and rectal cancer. Prevention of this disease is key and can be done simply. Do you have questions like these? How dangerous...read more
What Can Cause Rectal Pain?
Are you living with rectal pain? Are bowel movements painful? If so, we at Surgical Associates, PC are here to help! Rectal pain can be caused by many different conditions, each of which require their own unique treatments. Many of these conditions do not require...read more
Fun Fiber Treats!
High fiber diets are recommended for the general population rather than for people with certain health conditions because of its many health benefits. This is because it is well known that consumption of the recommended amount of dietary fiber helps to maintain health...read more
Happy National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!
It is a great time to determine whether you are in need of colorectal cancer screening. Colon and rectal cancer make up the third leading cause of cancer in both men and women. About 1 in 21 men and 1 in 23 women have a lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer....read more
Did you know that everyone has hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are collections of veins under the skin inside anal canal and outside of the anus. When these veins become swollen and irritated, they can cause symptoms such as itching, pain, pressure, mucus discharge, and...read more
Benefits of Fiber
WHAT IS FIBER? Fiber is a substance founds in foods such as grains, fruits, and vegetables. There are 2 kinds of fiber. One kind is called “soluble fiber” and is found in fruits, oats, barley, beans, and peas. The other kind is called “insoluble fiber” and is found in...read more
Breast Cancer Awareness
Another October has come and gone, and with its passing goes our ritualistic wearing of pink—all things pink! And, so too goes our acutely focused awareness of breast cancer. But breast cancer is not taking the next 11 months off. It is not waiting a year to raise its...read more
Why Colorectal Cancer Screening Is So Important
By Dr. Kelly Krier If you knew that the majority of deaths from colorectal cancer could be prevented if every adult 50 years or older got tested, would you do it? Unfortunately, that message falls on deaf ears for millions of us. March is colon and rectal cancer...read more