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By: Gram C.
Dr. Steven Mark Abbadessa, DO
Today I called to make my first appointment. Katie was pleasant and there was a smile in her voice. Katie you make my day. Some people do the same job you do everyday and don't do it with the enthusiasm and kindness that you share over the phone. Looking forward to meeting you. If I was in the same business I would offer you a raise and take you to my office. But I am not and so Dr. Abbadessa should give you a raise and keep you there. I spoke with "Mo" and she values you as well. Looking forward to meeting the entire staff. She said Katie is the face of our office - how true. Some one buy that lady lunch and let her know what a terrific job she is doing!!!-Gram Cracker
By: raider52
Dr. Lawrence G Mendelow, MD
This doctor is top notch! I had emergency surgery due to abscesses diverticulitis. The first surgeon recommended Dr. Mendelow for the difficult reconnection. He did an amazing job cleaning up all of the previous damage and being able to reconnect my colon. It took 3 surgeries due to the damage but he did a wonderful. Everything is working and I am able to function normally.Highly skilled, great personality! He's my super hero!
Tips & Advices
Proctologists and gastroenterologists are similar in that they both specialize in diseases and conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, but they differ in terms of the treatment modalities they use. Proctologists are surgeons, and they use surgery to treat conditions such as anal warts, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, and colon cancer. Gastroenterologists are medical doctors, but they are not surgeons, and they use treatments other than surgery to manage disease.
A visit to a proctologist can take 20-60 minutes or more. The length of time required for your appointment will depend on whether you're a new or established patient; new-patient visits tend to last longer. Also, if you're having a procedure such as a colonoscopy performed, this will extend the duration of your appointment.
During a visit to a proctologist, you'll be asked if you've experienced symptoms that concern the rectum and colon. These include itching, pain, bleeding, and difficulty passing stool. You'll also be asked about your sexual history. The proctologist will visually examine the area around your anus. This doctor will also perform a digital rectal exam, and this involves the insertion of a lubricated gloved finger into your anus to detect abnormalities. In some cases, you might be asked to cleanse your colon with an enema prior to the office visit.
In its earliest stages, there are no symptoms of prostate cancer. In more advanced cases, those who have this disease might have difficulty urinating, especially at night. They may also notice blood in their urine or semen, and they might have problems obtaining an erection. If prostate cancer has  spread to the bones, you may experience pain in the hips, back, and chest.
Prostate cancer is one that affects this gland found only in males, and it's responsible for producing some of the fluid found in semen. The prostate gland is located below the rectum and in front of the bladder. In younger men, the prostate is the size of a walnut, but it can grow significantly larger as you age.

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