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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Physicians at Abington – Jefferson Health specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lower intestinal tract, including:

  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colon Cancer
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Colostomy Problems
  • Colorectal Trauma
  • Pediatric Colorectal Problems
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids (Surgery, Rubberband Ligation, Infrared Coagulation)
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Fistula
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Cutaneous Conditions
  • Anal Stricture
  • Malignant Tumors of Anal Canal

Having Colorectal Surgery at Abington Hospital

Abington Hospital has introduced a program called Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), an evidence-based care improvement process for surgical patients. The ERAS program is intended to help speed up your recovery after surgery and help you return home more quickly. ERAS is designed to help decrease surgical complications, lessen your pain, nausea, fatigue and constipation and help resolve mobility issues. The four main components of ERAS are: pain control, breathing, activity and nutrition. Following this protocol will help you recover faster and more comfortably from colorectal surgery.

You will receive your ERAS packet from your surgeon’s office. This packet contains information about preparing for your surgery, what to expect and specific instructions to follow during the days and hours leading up to your surgery. The packet contains checklists to easily guide you through the ERAS protocol.

An expanded version of this packet is available for download here: Expanded ERAS – Colorectal Surgery Packet.

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