Diverticular Disease, a Common Problem

Do you have “tics” in your colon? If you have significant abdominal pain,  seek the advice of Dr. Fall. Diverticula are sac-like protrusions of the wall of the colon (large bowel). Causes of this condition probably are related to a low fiber diet and altered motility of the colon. There has been a dramatic increase in this

The Gall of It All

The Gallbladder - Function, Anatomy, and Disease States The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Its function is to store, concentrate, and secrete bile in response to eating (particularly a fatty meal). The likelihood of gallbladder disease may be increased with a family history, pregnancy, race

Cancer of the Colon

New, less-invasive surgical options are offered to patients with Colon Cancer Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer of men and women in the United States. Approximately 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. About 60,000 people die of this disease annually. Risk factors include aging, a diet high in meat and fat, physical

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