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Welcome to our site! This is the perfect place to find information on all colorectal signs, symptoms, disorders, and treatments. Not only can you learn more about what we specialize in; you can also learn about our physicians! If you feel like you need an appointment, please feel free to visit the Contact Us page in the link below for all information needed.
A sign is something you see, such as blood in your stool. It is a clue that something is wrong and you may have a disease. A symptom is usually something you feel like a pain in your abdomen (stomach area) that may also indicate something is wrong. Cancer that starts in different areas of the colon or in the rectum may cause different signs and symptoms. Research shows that when colorectal cancer is detected early, a patient has a much greater chance of complete recovery.
These cancers are removed surgically. An operation is usually performed through an abdominal incision. The section of bowel containing the cancer along with the associated blood vessels and lymph nodes are removed. In most cases, the bowel is put back together or reconnected so that normal bowel function is restored.
Here at UT Medical Center's Colon and Retal Building, you can be positive that you are in good hands with our physicians. Dr. Casillas and Dr. Russ are both professionals in their field, and specialize in this line of work. Find out more about each individual physician on the "Our Physicians" page now!
If you have any or all of the signs and symptoms listed on our page, feel free to set up an appointment today! Just visit the link below for all contact information and directions.
University Colon &
1934 Alcoa Highway, Professional Building
D, Suite 370
Knoxville, TN 37920
Training general surgery residents allows the University Colon & Rectal surgeons to teach future surgeons on the latest techniques. By leading the advances in colon and rectal surgery, our surgeons stay at the forefront of colorectal surgery.
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