Gastroenterology and proctology
Colon and rectal health may not be a frequent topic of conversation, but we depend on this area of our anatomy to function effectively every day. As the final component in our digestive system, the colon removes water, salt, and solids from the substances we've consumed and provides bacteria-assisted fermentation for unabsorbed material on its way through the rectum and out of our bodies.
Your best choice for proctologic services
Choose an expert gastroenterologist and proctologist surgeon at StoneSprings Hospital Center to help support your digestive health. You will benefit from individualized care plans and personal attention, as well as direct lines of communication to your doctor and our team of healthcare professionals. Our private rooms will offer a comfortable and discreet setting for your recovery.
Call our Consult-A-Nurse® team 24/7 at (855) 226-7344 if you need more information about scheduling a an appointment with one of our gastroenterologists or proctologists.
If you have any other questions, please call us at (571) 349-4000 or Get Directions to our facility.
Our location:24440 Stone Springs Blvd.
Dulles, VA 20166
Colorectal Conditions We Treat
At StoneSprings Hospital Center, you'll find the resources you need to address conditions related to your gastroenterological and proctologic health, including:
- Anal fissures
- Anal fistulae
- Anal condyloma
- Colon/colorectal cancer
- Colon polyps
- Crohn's disease
- Fecal incontinence or outlet obstructions
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Rectal prolapse
- Tumors of the gastrointestinal tract
- Ulcers – gastric and duodenal or peptic
Proctologic treatment options
StoneSprings Hospital Center will offer a full range of colorectal treatments:
- Endoscopy – Uses a tiny camera in a soft, flexible, fiber-optic tube to view and perform procedures inside the body
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – Incorporates detailed X-rays during visual inspection of the bile duct, pancreatic duct, gallbladder; also used for removal of stones and placement of stents
- Upper endoscopy (upper GI; also known as esophagogastroduodenoscopy or EGD) – Explores the esophagus, stomach and small intestine
- Colorectal surgery – Uses minimally invasive techniques that spare or restore affected tissues, help manage chronic conditions and, in most cases, avoid colostomy:
- Restorative proctocolectomies for small intestine (ileum) and anus
- Small tumor ablation
- Large colon polyp resection
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
Take Action—Get a Colonoscopy
Getting a colonoscopy is easier than you think. Because colorectal cancer generally has no symptoms in its early stages, it can only be detected by a colon screening/colonoscopy. With early detection, colon cancer is 90-95 percent treatable. Learn more about the colonoscopy procedure in our online Health Library.