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13005 Southern Boulevard
Suite 122, Medical Mall One

Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Phone: 561-793-9909

1701 SE Hillmoor Drive, Suite 14
Port Saint Lucie, FL  34952

Phone: 561-793-9909
Business Hours:

Office Hours by Appointment

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Patient Portal: (electronic registration is now required by our office)

For in office procedures NO preparation is generally required; we usually advise AGAINST using an enema prior to procedures (however it is recommended to stop any anti inflammatories and/or blood thinners 8 days prior to visit after cleared by prescribing provider)

Recommendations for Colon Cancer Prevention

  • Schedule regular screenings
  • Eat more fiber and less fat
  • Exercise regularly
  • Quit smoking
  • Limit or avoid alcohol
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Women should discuss hormone replacement therapy options with either a gynecologist or family physician.

Colon cancer is preventable (it can develop without any symptoms)

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, claiming over 56,000 lives each year. Screening tests can find polyps (small growths that can become cancerous over time). Colon polyps can be visualized and removed during a colonoscopy. Polyp removal can prevent colon cancer.

Hemorrhoid Treatments - Performed In Office

Our providers perform over 1000 infrared photocoagulation (IRC) procedures each year. This treatment is performed in the office. There is no preparation for this procedure, and immediately following it you may resume normal daily activities. When post procedures are strictly followed there are generally minimal risks involved with this procedure, since our providers use a pulsing technique. This method of removal treats the hemorrhoids gradually, reducing tissue damage. Depending on the severity of your hemorrhoids, it may take several treatments in office. Not everyone is a candidate for this procedure.

Our providers have specialized in diagnosing and treating diseases of the rectum and colon since 1995. On your initial visit, the provider will discuss your symptoms and what is visualized as your problem, along with your options for treatment.

When Should You Have a Colon Screening?

  • If you are over the age of 40 and have never been screened, or it has been more than a year since your last screening, call now to make an appointment.
  • Anyone with a history of colon disease, cancer, polyps, or chronic intestinal problems.
  • Anyone over the age of 35 with a family history of colon disease, cancer, polyps, or chronic intestinal problems.
  • Dr. Cutler and Nurse Practitioner Grisso will be able to review the screening process with you and determine which procedures will benefit you best for assessing your risk.

You should report any of the following symptoms to your physician immediately:

  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Bright Red Blood in the Stool

 (While either of the latter may be related to hemorrhoids, they may also indicate a more serious condition.)

  • Change in Stool Size
  • Change in Bowel Habits (Diarrhea or Constipation)
  • Abdominal Pains
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Unusual Lack of Energy (This may possibly be related to anemia or blood loss caused by colon polyps or another condition.)
 
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