Beers 4 Rears FUNdraiser

Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., yet most people don’t talk about it. Colon cancer is preventable by getting routine colonoscopy screenings.While rates for colon cancer in adults 50 and older have been declining due to routine screening recommendations, incidence rates in adults younger than 50 has been increasing. 7 in 10 people diagnosed with colon cancer had no symptoms.

Beers 4 Rears Flyer
Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists is proud to announce that we are organizing a fundraiser called Beers 4 Rears to promote Colon Cancer Awareness which will help fund local uninsured/under insured colon cancer screenings, and programs for patients undergoing colon/rectal/anal cancer treatments.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance. Please join us for a fun evening of mingling at Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, CO on Thursday June 4, 2015 from 5-8pm! If you need more information, please contact our office at (303) 840-8822.
For more information on the Colon Cancer Alliance, please visit their website at www.ccalliance.org

Introducing Our New Patient Portal

We will soon be adding a patient portal.  Both new and existing patients can use this portal to:

*Access your medical records held with our office

*Pay your bill online and choose to receive e-statements

*Communicate with us electronically

*Schedule an appointment or request for our office to contact you regarding scheduling

*Submit your patient registration packet

*Change your contact preferences with our office- we can now contact you via email, text, phone, or mail.

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We hope that offering this service will allow patients to take control of their health and make taking care of yourself easier. This service will start to be available to its full capacity starting mid April, 2015. You will soon see a link on our homepage that will direct you to the patient portal. Until then, you may register your patient portal account here:

https://2215.portal.athenahealth.com/

Dress in Blue Day for Colon Cancer Awareness

Friday March 6, 2015 was national Dress in Blue Day to promote colon cancer awareness. This event is held for one day every March in support of this important cause. Our office celebrates for a future free of colon cancer as well as in support of our patients. We went all out in our blue gear. Also, keep in mind that March is colon cancer awareness month. If you are age 50 or older or have other risk factors, make sure you take care of yourself and get screened! It could save your life. For more information regarding Dress in Blue Day and how you can participate, please visit: Dress in Blue Day- Colon Cancer AllianceDress in blue day, backsides Dress in blue day

Dr. Perryman Featured in Grow Magazine

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Dr. Perryman is featured in the newest edition of Centura Health’s Grow Magazine. Screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of new, late- stage cancer by 70 percent, according, to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. Colon cancer awareness month is fast approaching in March so be sure to talk to your doctor about when you should be screened! Please read the article by clicking to enlarge.

Screen This Too!

fb-profilepic-4October has become know for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, even sometimes being called ‘Pinktober’. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Screen This Too campaign encourages people to remember the importance of colon health in addition to breast health. Get your colonoscopy. It could save your life!

Click here to learn more:

http://www.ccalliance.org/screenthistoo/index.html#sthash.zSVJ68JE.dpbs

Undy 5000 (5k run/1 mile walk)- Denver-June 28, 2014

Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists is proud to say we are participating in the Denver Undy 5000! This is an event in support of colon cancer survivors and the loved ones that have been lost. Please join us at City Park this Saturday June 28, 2014. You can join our team “The Healthy Hiney” through this link: http://support.ccalliance.org/site/TR/5K/UndyNEW?fr_id=1941&pg=entry

Please see the attached letter to our patients for a discount code!

Undy 5000 patient letter

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Beers 4 Rears!!!

Colon cancer is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., yet most people don’t talk about it. Colon cancer is preventable by getting routine colonoscopy screenings. There are currently more than 1 million colon cancer survivors in the United States. These statistics were taken from the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Cancer Facts & Figures.

Colorado Colon & Rectal Specialists is proud to announce that we are organizing a fundraiser to promote Colon Cancer Awareness which will help  fund local uninsured/under insured colon cancer screenings, and programs for patients undergoing colon/rectal/anal cancer treatments.  All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Cancer Society- Relay for Life and the Colon Cancer Alliance- Undy 5000. Please join us for a fun evening of mingling at Dry Dock Brewing Company in Aurora, CO on Thursday June 12, 2014 from 5-8pm! For more information, please contact us at (303) 840- 8822.

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Infrared Coagulation

Q&A: Regarding Infrared Coagulation (IRC)

What is Infrared Coagulation? IRC is a non-surgical hemorrhoid treatment that can be performed in the office without anesthesia. It is a technique used to shrink internal hemorrhoid tissue by applying a controlled amount of infrared energy to the hemorrhoid.

How does it work? IRC works by coagulating the vessels that provide the hemorrhoid with blood. This causes the hemorrhoid tissue to shrink back.

Does Dr. Perryman have experience performing IRC? Dr. Perryman does perform IRC in the office as well as other non-surgical treatments of hemorrhoids such as rubber band ligation (RBL), sclerotherapy, and medical management.

Is it painful? Many patients report feeling a heat sensation but do not feel pain. Patients can return to work the same day.

Is IRC an effective treatment? IRC has been shown to be an effective treatment in many patients. However, studies have shown that RBL demonstrates a greater long term efficacy. It is thought that this is because RBL causes the hemorrhoid tissue to die, where IRC creates a small burn that results in minimal tissue injury.

 

Dr. Perryman would be happy to further discuss treatment options with you.

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a small split or tear in the lining of the anal canal.  Anal fissures may be caused by constipation, the passing of large, hard stools, or by prolonged diarrhea.  An Anal fissure may occur secondary to decreased blood flow or trauma to the area.

Anal fissures are also common in women after childbirth and persons with Crohn’s disease.

Symptoms

An Anal fissure may cause painful bowel movements and bleeding. There may be blood on the outside of the stool or on the toilet tissue following a bowel movement.

Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose, your health care provider will perform a gentle inspection of the anus.

Home care treatments:

  • A diet high in fiber
  • Increased hydration
  • Numbing cream, if pain interferes with normal bowel movement
  • Warm sitz baths
  • Stool softeners

Physician treatments may involve:

  • Botox injections into muscle in the anus (anal sphincter)
  • Different prescription topical  medications
  • Surgery if the fissure fails to heal

Prevention

To prevent fissures:

  • Take a fiber supplement daily
  • Keep the anal area dry
  • Wipe with soft materials or a moistened cloth or cotton pad

 

Do I need a Colorectal Surgeon or a Gastroenterologist?

What is the difference between a colorectal surgeon and a gastroenterologist? This is a very common question that we receive and often patients are unsure of which field is appropriate for their needs. Although these fields overlap in some areas, the specialties are actually very different in the conditions they treat and their method of training. In order to address this issue, we have added some useful information to decide which type of physician treats your condition.

A Colorectal Surgeon, formerly known as a proctologist, is a general surgeon who has undergone further training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Colon and rectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of colon and rectal problems. Colon and rectal surgeons treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routine colon screening examinations and surgically treat problems when necessary.

A colorectal surgeon will evaluate, diagnose and treat the following symptoms and conditions:

Anal Abscess/Fistula Anal Cancer Anal Fissure
Anal Pain Anal Warts Bowel Incontinence
Colorectal Cancer Constipation Crohn’s Disease
Diverticular Disease Hemorrhoids Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Pilonidal Disease Pruritus Ani
Rectal Prolapse Rectocele Ulcerative Colitis

A gastroenterologist is a doctor who has completed initial training in internal medicine and further training in gastroenterology. Gastroenterologists do not operate on patients. A gastroenterologist specializes in diseases of the digestive system (gastrointestinal (GI) tract). Gastroenterologists diagnose and treat many conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and biliary system (e.g., liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts).