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At the Colorectal Surgery Institute

patients with colorectal disease have access to highly advanced diagnostic and treatment options, provided in a caring, compassionate environment by a team of health care experts and specialists.

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Because early detection of colon cancer and rectal cancer directly impacts outcomes, it is important to gain an understanding of symptoms, types, stages and risk factors of these diseases.

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Hemorrhoids are swollen and inflamed veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids ...

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It is estimated that at least one-third of HIV-positive patients suffer from an anal disorder and that anorectal disease is the most common reason for surgery in these patients.

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Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract. It can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but it most commonly affects the lower part of the small intestine.

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Robert W. Beart, M.D.

Colorectal Surgery Institute

Medical Director of the Colorectal Surgery Institute   Dr. Robert W. Beart is a renowned board-certified colorectal surgeon. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1971 and completed his sur...

Petar Vukasin, M.D.

Colorectal Surgery Institute

Petar Vukasin, M.D., has 20 years of specialization in the medical practice and research of colorectal surgery. Leading to Board Certification in Colorectal Surgery, Dr. Vukasin graduated from the Uni...

Ana Maria Garza, M.D.

Colorectal Surgery Institute

AnaMaria Garza, M.D., is board certified in general and colorectal surgery with a strong interest in women’s colorectal health and the prevention of colorectal cancer. She graduated with her med...

Carmen Ruiz, M.D.

Colorectal Surgery Institute

Carmen Ruiz, M.D., FASCRS, is board certified in colon and rectal surgery and a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She g...



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