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CRS provides medical care for the colon, bowel and intestinal related issues.
CRS provides medical care for the colon, bowel and intestinal related issues.

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When Is it Time to Seek Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? - When you live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea are regular and unwanted guests. These common IBS symptoms disappear and reappear; they range from mild, to severe and debilitating. The constant symptom fluctuation makes it difficult to know if and when to seek medical attention and treatment. Signs You Should Seek Treatment for IBS Hopefully, you’re already working with a kn...
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Stop Using Pads For Bowel Leakage - Are you tired of using pads for accidental bowel leakage but don’t know what else to do? Bowel leakage, or fecal incontinence, is embarrassing, disruptive to daily life and also very common.  That’s right, even though you may feel alone and not want to discuss it, the truth is millions of people suffer from the same condition. Bowel leakage pads are often the only treatment options people seek because they don’t want anyone to know – not even their doctor...
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Congratulations To The 2017 Bedside Manner Award Winners - Dr. Charron The annual Our Health Richmond Bedside Manner awards were recently announced. Congratulations to all the Richmond area providers who were recognized and thank you to all the CRS patients who voted for our colon specialists and practice. Dr. Gentry, Dr. Charron and Dr. Vorenberg were all recognized in the General Surgery category.  Dr. Charron received the first place award, Dr. Gentry received the third place award and D...
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When Do Hemorrhoids Need Surgery? - While hemorrhoids are a pain, the good news is most do not require surgery and can be managed through other treatments, changes in diet, or at home remedies. Surgery for hemorrhoids is usually only performed for severe cases, such as when home remedies aren’t working, emergencies (such as extreme bleeding), or when they become so bothersome or painful that they impact your lifestyle. Minimally Invasive Hemorrhoid Treatments There are several options to tr...
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November Saturday Colonoscopy Appointments - It is finally starting to feel like fall in Richmond and the holiday season will be here soon.  This usually means errands and shopping, trips to visit family out of town, holiday gatherings, parties and even end of year deadlines at work. During this busy time of year it is easy to make others a priority and forget about your own health and well-being.  Skimping on sleep, driving past the gym and putting off important appointments, like a routin...
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HRA Anal Screenings Can Help Prevent Cancer - New technology is helping patients at risk for anal cancer stay healthier with more accurate, and painless, screenings. High Resolution Anoscopy, or HRA for short, can examine the anal canal using an anoscope, which is a small thin tube.  The tube is connected to a device that allows your doctor to  look for abnormalities in your gastrointestinal tract, anus and rectum. If a potential issue is identified a biopsy can be taken during the procedur...
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Should I Be Worried About Blood On The Toilet Paper? - Finding blood on the toilet paper, or in the toilet after a bowel movement can be scary.  But it isn’t always a cause for concern. What Causes Rectal Bleeding? There are several common reasons for rectal bleeding. The most common is hemorrhoids. Other causes can include anal fissures, polyps, colitis or tumors. Bleeding From Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids are one of the most common ailments and a likely cause of bleeding. If you are suffering ...
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September Saturday Colonoscopy Appointments Available - Dr. Peter Miller Colon and Rectal Specialists has a limited number of colonoscopy appointments available with Dr. Peter Miller on Saturday, September 16th in our private endoscopy suite. Why Do We Offer Saturday Colonoscopy Appointments? Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be.  Simple routine screening procedures, like the colonoscopy, can help stop colon cancer before i...
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Saturday Colonoscopy Clinics Are Back - Schedule Your Saturday Colonoscopy Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer of men and women in the US, but it doesn’t have to be.  It is highly preventable and regular screenings, like colonoscopies can detect polpys or growths that can be removed before they ever turn into cancer. But many people say they can’t take time off work or find time in their schedule.  This is exactly why we developed our Saturday Colonoscopy Clinics. Now Sche...
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Colonscopy Bowel Prep Questions - One of the most common questions our colon specialists get are about the bowel prep process including “how bad will it be’ and “how do I know if my bowel prep is working?” Why Is The Right Bowel Prep So Important? When prepping for a colonoscopy your doctor has probably talked to you about how important the bowel prep process is for accurate results. Residue left behind in the colon can make it harder for your doctor to view your colon during the exam – mea...
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