Entries by Lisa A. Perryman, MD

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. […]

Fixed Price Colonoscopy

Dr. Perryman participates with Parker Adventist Hospital in the fixed price colonoscopy program. Fixed price colonoscopies are for patients who do not have insurance coverage. There is a set fee of $1,000.00 which covers all expenses related to the procedure. Please call our office at 303-840-8822 if you need any further information or want to […]

What is a virtual colonoscopy

What is a virtual colonoscopy? A virtual colonoscopy is different from a regular colonoscopy. The virtual colonoscopy is performed in the radiology department of a hospital or medical center. No sedatives are needed and no scope is used. You will lie on your left side on a narrow table that is connected to a CT […]

Rectal Bleeding

The most common misconception about rectal bleeding is that it is coming from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can be the cause of rectal bleeding; however, there are many other conditions that can cause rectal bleeding. These conditions include but are not limited to, colon cancer/rectal cancer, anal fissures, constipation, polyp(s), and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, such as Crohn’s […]

WEBCAST

 Colorectal Cancer and Digestive Health Awareness Webcast     Click here for more information    Be sure to click the link above and join in on March 28th as The American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons answer your questions about the importance of early detection and provide information on treatment options.       […]

March 2nd is Dress In Blue Day!

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Did you know that colon cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer?   The good news is that screening tests, such as colonoscopies, can save 30,000 lives each year.  These tests not only detect colorectal cancer early, but can also prevent colorectal cancer.  When you turn 50 years old, or […]

What Causes Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are vascular cushions in the anal canal.  Hemorrhoids are normal.  However, if these vascular cushions become enlarged or inflamed, symptoms, such as bleeding, discomfort, swelling or protrusion, may result.  Hemorrhoids become enlarged from increased pressure in the lower rectum.  Factors causing increased pressure include:  constipation, straining, prolonged sitting on the toilet, pregnancy, obesity and […]

You can Prevent Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer is the Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death However, the good news is that regular screening colonoscopies can prevent colon cancer from starting. Screening detects growths in your colon (called “polyps”) so they can be painlessly removed before they turn into cancer. Colon cancer can occur at any age, but your risk significantly increases at […]