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Colorectal surgery for non-cancerous conditions

"Many patients incorrectly self-diagnose their issues as solely related to hemorrhoids. They may be treating their problem inappropriately or ignoring the fact that their symptoms may be a result of something more serious."
-- Joe Frankhouse, M.D.

At Legacy's Surgical Oncology clinic, which is designed for your comfort and privacy, our highly trained and specialized staff will help you navigate all aspects of your care. Because we understand that you have a life, not just a diagnosis.

Download our brochure about colon and rectal health

Non-cancerous colorectal issues

Symptom such as digestive distress, rectal pain and/or bleeding may indicate the presence of colorectal cancer, but can also signal a number of benign (non-cancerous) conditions including:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative colitis

Our provider

Joseph Frankhouse, M.D., FACS, board-certified colorectal-GI surgeon and medical director of the Colorectal Cancer Center at Legacy Good Samaritan: "At our clinic, we understand that these conditions are often extremely sensitive to discuss, let alone have someone examining you in that area. My staff and I strive to make each patient feel safe and comfortable in our exam rooms."

View a conversation with Dr. Frankhouse about colorectal cancer screening

Further information

Legacy's colorectal cancer services