By Dr. Domingo E. Galliano Jr., MD, FACS, FASCRS
Routine Screening Leads to Life Saving Procedure
At 70 years old, Charlotte County resident Robert Kar thought he was in pretty good shape. He leads a normally active liefestyle at his home near the Beach Complex in Port Charlotte, where he lives with his beautiful wife Fattaneh. Late last year, he had a few health concerns, so he went to visit his family doctor, who recommended that he have a screening colonoscopy.
A Multi-Pronged Approach to Relieving Stomach Woes
An estimated 1.9 percent - or 5.8 million Americans - have what is known as chronic abdominal pain, a difficult-to diagnose and treat stomach problem that plagues patients for six months or more. To create a comprehensive approach to treating CAPa and its various causes, Dr. Domingo E. Galliano Jr. is teaming with Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.
Fecal Incontinence, Constipation, and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Tests and Treatments
"Quite a number of conditions can affect the colorectal area," notes Domingo E. Galliano Jr. MD, FACS, FASCES. "One of the most distressing - and taboo - is that of fecal incontinence/constipation and pelvic floor dysfunction." Pehaps even more isolating that the well-known condition of urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and
InterStim Therapy for Fecal Incontinence
"The bowel function is controlled by three things: the sphincter, a muscle which keeps stool from leaking; the rectum's storage capacity, or how much the rectum can stretch and hold stool before it must be released; and rectal sensation, the feeling that one must void a bowel movement. If anything intereferes with these three factors, then fecal incontinence, constipation, and pelvic floor dysfunction can occur.
New Procedure May Solve GERD Sufferers' Woes
Oh, it's just a little heartburn... How often do we hear that? It is the quick dismissal of someone explaining away that unpleasant - and often unsettling - burning sensation that originates behind the breastbone and then rises into the esophagus and throat like a stream of molten lava. Heartburn, huh? No big deal. You should not have eaten that
Treating Hemorrhoids Without Pain or Shame
Let's face it: Traditional methods for treating hemmorhoids were frequently painful - not to mention embarrassing. (It's never pleasant trying to avoid telling co-workers why you have to take several days off from work after surgery.) But there's good news. With advances in modern medical technology, many patients can have their hemmorhoids treated