WHAT WE TREAT:
Our doctors treat benign and malignant conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus. The most common anorectal
conditions we treat include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses and fistulas, anal warts, pruritus ani, levator spasm,
and anal cancer. Common pelvic and abdominal diseases we manage include colorectal polyps, colon cancer, rectal cancer, medically
refractory Crohns and ulcerative colitis, rectal prolapse, and severe constipation. Our doctors also perform routine
screening colonoscopy exams, and surgically treat identified problems when necessary.
If you have any of these conditions,
or any other issues concerning the areas we treat, go to our Terms & Conditions page or Procedures pages,
or call the office to set up an appointment and get all of your questions answered.
CRITERIA FOR COLON
Screening saves lives. If you are age 50 or older, or have a family history of colorectal
cancer or polyps, or believe you are at higher risk for colon cancer, screening is the best option for preventing and
diagnosing colon cancer. Call the office to schedule a screening appointment, or for otherwise healthy patients discuss option
of an Instant Access colonoscopy appointment.
AFTER HOUR CALLS:
If you have a life threatening medical situation
you should go to the emergency room or call 911. For other urgent medical problems that cannot wait until the next business day,
call our office number and speak to our answering service. If appropriate, they will reach the “on call” doctor.
If you have not received a return call within 30 minutes, call again. Sometimes errors are made with phone numbers or in the
paging system. We want you to be helped quickly and efficiently. If your situation is a true emergency, please dial 911
or go straight to the emergency room.
ON CALL DOCTORS:
Our doctors, or a covering doctor are available for urgent medical issues at all times. The
on call physicians do not refill prescriptions. On call doctors generally cannot prescribe medications or make a diagnosis over
the telephone, and emergency problems must be handled through the hospital Emergency Room..
RELEASE OF YOUR MEDICAL
We will release your medical records from this office upon your written permission only. You are entitled to Alaska
Colorectal Surgery chart notes, lab reports, and/or operative reports per your request. Any medical records form other
providrs or hospitals must be obtained directly from those providers or hospitals. You may print out a medical release and
mail or fax it to us.