Fact: There are several screening options for colorectal cancer, including flexible sigmoidoscopy, fecal occult blood test and double-contrast barium enema. But a colonoscopy is considered the most accurate. It detects more cancers, examines the entire colon, and can be used for screening, diagnosis and removing polyps in the same procedure.
Fact: It has been said that one of the most common symptoms of colon cancer is no symptoms at all. In its early stages, colon cancer generally has no symptom and gives no warning. Later in the cancer’s development, symptoms such as stool changes, rectal bleeding, abdominal pain and unexplained weight loss can all signal…Details
Dr. Brewer has been appointed to the ASCRS Quality Assessment & Safety Committee. This is a national society appointment in which Dr. Brewer is honored to be chosen to serve on the committee. This commitment shows our practices committment to the excellence of patient outcomes and safety.
The treatment of colorectal cancer depends on the location, size, and extent of cancer spread, as well as the health of the patient.
We have some new testimonial videos on our site now, discussing the benefits of the daVinci robotic techniques. Many thanks to Mr. Robert Thornton for doing this for us. He talks about his decision to use Dr. Brewer, his recovery and how the daVinci robot helped in his surgery. Go to our Robotic Assisted Surgery…Details
Dr. Brewer is featured on the show Fox Files on June 12th. Click thru to view. He talks about advances in robotic surgery, talks candidly about the services we offer and more.
In our ongoing commitment to excellence, Dr. Brewer attended the National Colon and Rectal meeting this past week in San Antonio, Texas. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) has an annual meeting to offer training and specialty information for our physicians so that they are able to stay on top of the latest…Details
March has now come and gone once again, so the hype about Colon Cancer Awareness has seemingly gone as well. We want to assure you that just because it is now April our desire to get the news out has not fallen by the wayside. We wanted to keep you up to date on the happenings…Details
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. That’s why Macon Mayor Robert Reichert is encouraging people 50 and older to be screened for precancerous polyps. Reichert signed a proclamation launching a local initiative during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. He said people with a family…Details