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WHY COLORECTAL SURGERY ?

August 20, 2020 by Jim Waller0

A question many patients ask us, often joking, is “what made you want to become a butt doctor?”

The answer is actually much simpler than you think. We love it! We have a passion for it! We enjoy the work! Does that sound crazy? Well it’s far from crazy and here’s why.

Colorectal surgery can be difficult, the anatomy and physiology, the surgical technique. It requires extra training. But it’s also difficult physically and emotionally for patients and their families. Undergoing the exams and treatment can be embarrassing! Whether dealing with a painful but benign anorectal problem or a colon cancer. To paraphrase something President Kennedy said about the space program; we don’t choose to do it because it is easy, we choose to do it because it is hard! We want our community, the Tri-state area to have the finest in colorectal care. We want every patients to feel as comfortable and safe as possible during what is a very stressful time. We want them to have the very best in care and the best outcomes possible. Outcomes that we know are better when done by a Colorectal Surgeon. With this comes much satisfaction…and we receive from our patients, families, and community much more than we could ever give! It is a joy and a privilege to get to do what we do; to go to work each morning. So yes, we love it, and that fuels in us a passion to strive to be better every day.

The Physicians and Staff of Tri-State Colorectal

Jim Waller


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