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Patient Information


The staff in the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery understands that coping with the process of diagnosing and treating colorectal disease can be stressful and confusing at times. We would like to try to ease the process by providing some useful basic information. Understanding the nature of the tests and treatments and knowing what to expect during these procedures can help.

Our patient guides to diagnostic tests, treatments, and diet give an overview and specific instructions to be followed before and after many of our commonly performed procedures. We invite you to read through these guides and – most importantly – talk to your physician if you have any questions.

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