Colon cancer is the second most deadly cancer in the US – but it is highly preventable. Be good to yourself. Prevention is as easy as making small adjustments in your daily life. Cut back on red meat, quit smoking, and add fiber to your diet. Talk to your Bon Secours Family Medicine doctor about your personal risk. Take advantage of prevention, diagnostic and treatment options available from Bon Secours in Hampton Roads.
Education events, the Center for Colorectal and Digestive Disease, and an easy to use health knowledge base are a few of the resources designed to keep you healthy.
Protect Your Bottom Line Events: Colorectal Health, Fiscal Health
- March 11 at Harbourview (Hilton Garden Inn) Suffolk
- March 16 at Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News
- March 23 at Bon Secours Health Center at Virginia Beach
Bon Secours Center for Colorectal and Digestive Disease
The Center, located at Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, is a regional resource for diagnosis and treatment, with a medical team of board-certified colorectal surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, a cancer pathologist, a radiologist, a nurse coordinator and enterostomal therapist.
The Center’s Medical Director, Ray Ramirez, MD, and Emily Rivet, MD, also with Tidewater Surgical Specialists, recently performed an innovative procedure that combines Colonoscopy with minimally invasive techniques for removal of colon polyps without major surgery. They are the first in Hampton Roads to do offer patients this innovation that addresses polyps quickly, without the long recovery time and potential complications of major surgery.
When your doctor recommends testing for a colorectal issue, Endoscopy Center staff are there to help you move through the process as comfortably as possible. We have special testing capabilities, three endoscopic suites for quick, accurate diagnosis of gastrointestinal conditions, and offer patients the help of a nurse navigator.
- Anorectal Physiology Center
- Gastrointestinal Physiology Center
Education and Information
Look to the Bon Secours Healthwise Knowledgebase for information about the health issues that affect you and your family. Colorectal and digestive topics are easy to find and to use. Here are a few: