What Is Diverticulitis? Diverticulosis is a condition where small pouches, called diverticula, form and push outward through weak spots usually in the wall of the lower part of your colon. About 35% of U.S. adults age 50 years or younger have diverticulosis, and roughly 200,000 people are hospitalized for diverticulitis each year. “My
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Foods to Eat for a Healthy Colon Healthy digestion is key to a healthy body, and the colon is essential to this process. The colon serves as the final stage in the digestive system as it rids the body of waste after absorbing the nutrients from the foods we eat. There are many
Tips and Strategies to Avoid Constipation Many people are inconvenienced by constipation, and if you have trouble going to the bathroom, you know first hand the struggles it can entail. J. Timothy Tolland, M.D., a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at the Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates, cares for constipation patients every day
Crohn’s Disease Patient Says Doctor Saved Her Son’s Life Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be a debilitating condition that not only affects the digestive tract but can impact other areas of the body including the skin, eyes, liver, and joints. Crohn’s disease was wreaking havoc on the life of Sherry’s son, a
Young Woman Back to Being a Mom Thanks to Perirectal Abscess Treatment Brittany’s perirectal abscess went undiagnosed by five separate physicians, extending her suffering and preventing her from taking proper care of her one-year-old daughter. Those who have never experienced it can not imagine the pain associated with anal abscesses. An abscess in
What Is Colon Cancer? Colon cancer is the second leading type of cancer in the United States. The disease strikes over 140,000 Americans annually and causes 60,000 deaths. What’s more, colon cancer is potentially curable if diagnosed in the early stages. “One of the big diseases that we treat is colon cancer,” says
When Should You Get a Colonoscopy? One of the more common questions J. Timothy Tolland, MD, a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at the Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates receives is ‘when do you get a colonoscopy?’ “The easiest answer is we follow the American Cancer Society guidelines which say that you
[The Daytona Beach News-Journal] Cancer Screening Can Save Lives As part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, J. Timothy Tolland, M.D., shared an opinion piece on The Daytona Beach News-Journal about the benefits of early cancer screenings. "As a specialist in the screening, prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, I see, every
Colorectal Awareness Workshop With Dr. Tolland Did you know colorectal cancer is the most preventable, but least prevented cancer? Join J. Timothy Tolland, M.D., on Tuesday, March 20 as he discusses the facts and preventable measures you can take. Refreshments will be served and guests will receive a gift and handouts to
What Is a Colonoscopy? Colorectal Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the United States, a disease that impacts over 135,000 people per year and causes more than 50,000 deaths. The good news is that if detected early on, colorectal cancer has over a 90% survival rate, which is why colorectal specialists