Other Colon and Rectal Health Issues

The question always comes up – Do hemorrhoids lead to cancer? No. There is no relationship between hemorrhoids and cancer. However,  the symptoms of hemorrhoids, particularly bleeding, are similar to colorectal cancer and other diseases of the digestive system. That’s why it’s important to see a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the colon and rectum.

If you are 50 years or older, it is important to be screened for colorectal cancer by having a colonoscopy. We have a website devoted to diseases and treatments of issues that affect colon and rectal health. You can read about these colon and rectal issues in more detail. Our philosophy is simple: To have informed patients, to treat their issues with care and sensitivity and to offer the best treatment possible. Click on the following links for more details on other colon and rectal issues we treat:

At St. Louis Colon Rectal Health Center, the cost of a colonoscopy procedure in our office surgery center is approximately $1000.00 with sedation. The reason for this huge difference in price compared to a hospital setting is because there is no facility fee.  The same safe procedure is performed with the same sedation and anesthesia. The only difference is the cost savings for our patients.

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Dr. Abbadessa is board certified by the AOA and is a member of the Missouri Association Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons | St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society | Missouri State Medical Association

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