Having studied Colorectal Surgery,
Dr. Lichliter has been trained
to diagnose and provide treatment for disorders and diseases of the colon and rectum. These may include conditions such as incontinence, polyps, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids and similar complications.
Colorectal surgery is a specialized area of medicine concerned with the repair of damage to the rectum, colon, and anus, as well as treating other colorectal conditions and disorders. Damage to these areas that requires surgery can be caused by a variety of factors including cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, obstruction, various injuries and ischemia (restriction in blood supply), among others.
Colorectal surgeons are trained to perform a variety of diagnostic tests such as colonoscopies, defecating proctographies, proctoscopies, and sigmoidoscopies, among other testing procedures. After diagnosis, a variety of surgeries may be performed including polypectomies, colectomies, hemorrhoidectomies and ileo/colostomies, among others.
Aside from complications that cause colorectal injury as mentioned above, colorectal surgeons may treat numerous other disorders. These may include ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence, anal fissures, birth defects, rectal prolapse, Crohn’s disease, severe constipation, fistulas and other conditions affecting the colon, rectum and anus.