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Patients often come in with a lot of anxiety, especially about anorectal problems. I try to really make sure that they understand their problem and how I’m going to fix it—whether it be removing a portion of their colon if they have cancer or removing a hemorrhoid, if that is their problem.
I perform a lot of minimally invasive techniques—also called laparoscopic surgery. The advantage of minimally invasive surgery is patients have a smaller incision—which cosmetically is very appealing to patients—and, as well, they have decreased pain postoperatively. And usually, they end up leaving the hospital a few days sooner, as a result of minimally invasive techniques.