Do I need a colonoscopy?

 
Yes
 
No
   
 
 
  Family/personal history of colorectal cancer
 
 
  Family/personal history of colorectal polyps
 
 
  Age 50 or older without symptoms
 
 
  Rectal bleeding (bleeding is never "normal")
 
 
  Abdominal pain

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General Information

Call us:  317.841.8090 or 800.872.5123 in Indiana

Our Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

We know that with less cutting comes a higher quality of life, reduction of patient costs, and a quicker return to full activity. We wrote the book on minimally invasive colon surgical techniques and our center is Indiana's champion of laparoscopic colon cancer treatment. We offer cutting edge scarless surgeries (single incision laparoscopic surgery or SILS), and robotic surgery (Da Vinci) with the benefit of 3D imaging technologies and greater preservation of sexual function which can be damaged in conventional pelvic procedures.

We embrace new surgical techniques that are proven to result in higher quality of life and less postoperative discomfort. Some exciting up and coming techniques we offer in anorectal surgery include:

artificial sphincter implantation

  • an alternative to colostomy for some patients
  • success rate 70-85%
  • first performed in Indiana by our surgeons

procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids (PPH)

  • less pain
  • less blood loss
  • less time loss from work

stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR)

  • relieves constipation
  • improves rectal emptying
  • satisfaction rate of 85%
  • first performed in Indiana by our surgeons

transanal endoscopic microsurgery procedure (TEM)

  • avoids need for colostomy
  • shorter recovery time
  • shorter hospitalizations

In colonoscopy, experience makes results and our center has over 50,000 complication-free colonoscopies since 1979. During video inspection of the colon our surgeons can sweep the bowel of polyps (polypectomy), spray vital dyes to reveal cancers (chromoendoscopy), bolster intestinal walls against swelling, constrictions, and blockage (stent placement), clot bleeding vessels, mark tumors for removal and remove contained cancer.

Noninvasive in-house tests and treatments often won't take longer than a lunch break. A patient with hemorrhoids and 20 minutes can shrink their hemorrhoids with the simple application of a band (band ligation) or treatment with a laser (infrared photocoagulation). A 10 minute Botox injection to relax the sphincter stimulates healing of anal fissures. And diagnostic exams can measure anal sensation and muscle pressure (manometry) and image the rectal muscles to pinpoint rectal masses or fistulas (endoanal ultrasound) within half an hour.

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People Helping People

"We believe that those individuals who seek our care should receive the most courteous, compassionate, and current care available. This care should be given with dignity and respect. All of us at Colon & Rectal Care Center seek to give the best, to be the best. One day, each of us may well be seeking care and we will expect no less."

Colon & Rectal Care Physicians

Why a colorectal specialist?

Studies show that procedures by specialists have better results than those by generalists. Overall cure rates improve, risk of permanent colostomy decreases, postoperative pain and recovery time decreases.
Colon and rectal surgeons are specialists in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal problems. Board-certified colon and rectal surgeons complete residency in general surgery, plus an additional year in colon and rectal surgery, and pass an intensive examination conducted by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Colon and rectal surgeons treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routine screening examinations and surgically treat problems when necessary.


Why CRC?

A history with Hoosiers

  • hosted an international symposium in the downtown Westin in 1993
  • pioneered free colon cancer screenings in Indianapolis
  • trailblazed laparoscopic surgical techniques in Indiana

Experience

  • over fifty years combined board certification in colon and rectal surgery
  • all physicians doubleboarded in general surgery and colorectal specialty
  • colonoscopies performed at CRC since 1978

Quick response

  • same-day appontments Mon-Fri for emergencies
  • otherwise appointment within 7 days

Cutting-edge technologies

  • first in Indiana to successfully perform:
    • stapled transanal rectal resection (STARR)
    • transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
    • Da Vinci robotic surgery
    • artificial sphincter implantation
  • state of the art anorectal physiology lab to tailor non-surgical continence plans
    • manometry
    • pudenal nerve terminal motor latency (PNTML)
    • surface electromyography (EMG)
    • transrectal, -anal ultrasound

What we offer at a glance at Colon and Rectal Care Center.

Medical and surgical treatments of ALL anorectal and colorectal problems Same day appointment for urgent evaluation of all acute colorectal problems.

Symptoms Diagnosed and treated

  • Anorectal Pain, itching and irritation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding

Medical and surgical treatment of:

  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonic diverticulosis
  • Colonic diverticulitis
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Condylomata acuminata
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Pilonidal fistula
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Ulcerative colitis