Personalized Care for Your Colorectal Needs

At Las Vegas Complex Surgical Specialists, our colorectal surgery expert, Dr. Garrett Friedman is highly skilled in diagnosing and managing disorders of the lower gastrointestinal tract treating painful and uncomfortable conditions and symptoms with a conservative approach, using surgery as needed.

When surgery is necessary, the most advanced surgical options available are used at LVCSS for a seamless procedure and faster recovery. Using innovative surgical solutions such as minimally invasive techniques, Dr. Friedman understands that each patient is unique and considers their specific needs to cater and personalize the treatment and care plan to the individual. This is why we are the premier choice for colorectal care in Southern Nevada.

Dr. Friedman and your care team understand how certain conditions may be debilitating and very personal in nature. Our team fully understands that these conditions and their symptoms can be very challenging, uncomfortable to talk about and hard to manage without help, that’s why we are here. Our goal is to deliver compassionate care and concern with the best treatment options and solutions to improve your outcome and quality of life.

What is colorectal surgery?

Colorectal surgery is a specialty focused on the lower gastrointestinal tract treating diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. A specially trained surgeon called a colorectal surgeon, colon and rectal surgeon and sometimes also referred to as a proctologist, can diagnose, treat and provide medical management for any issues or disorders related to this system. Typically, a general surgeon who has received advanced training in the lower digestive tract can perform many different types of procedures such as colonoscopy, hemorrhoid removal and colostomy surgeries but can also treat and perform the following complex conditions and procedures as well:

  • Anal or Rectal Pain or Bleeding
  • Anal Abscess, Fissure and Fistula
  • Anal Cancer and Dysplasia
  • Anal Wart Removal
  • Cancers of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
  • Colostomy Surgery and Removal
  • Colonoscopy and Screening Colonoscopy
  • Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence, or the inability to control bowel movements
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Cancer Syndromes such as Lynch Syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD), Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Perforated Colon
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polypectomy, or surgical removal of polyps, including endoluminal surgery
  • Pruritus Ani, or itching and burning around the anal area
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Severe Constipation