Joseph F. Popovich, MD, FACS
General & Vascular Surgeon located in Jersey City, NJ
Surgery of any kind is nerve-wracking, but you may feel a little more anxiety if you need colon or rectal surgery. Joseph F. Popovich, MD, FACS, whose self-titled practice is in Jersey City, New Jersey, is one of the top surgeons in the state and can perform any colon or rectal surgery you may need, and he does so with precision and care. To see if Dr. Popovich can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.
Colon & Rectal Surgery Q & A
What types of colon and rectal conditions require surgery?
A number of medical conditions that affect the colon or rectum may be treated with surgery. These conditions include:
- Ulcerative colitis
- Colon or rectal cancer
- Anal fissure or fistula
Dr. Popovich is an expert surgeon with more than 20 years of experience taking care of patients in and around Jersey City. He has successfully performed more than 15,000 procedures.
How do I know if I need surgery?
Dr. Popovich determines if you would benefit from surgery after an examination and review of your medical history. He may also confer with your gastroenterologist or primary care physician to help him determine the best course of action.
How is colon or rectal surgery performed?
Dr. Popovich is a skilled surgeon with expertise in using a number of methods for performing colon and rectal surgery. Some of the most common methods include:
- Open surgery
Dr. Popovich determines the best surgical method based on the type of surgery you need and your health history. Laparoscopic and robotic surgery are minimally invasive and require fewer incisions, so you have a shorter recovery time. However, not everyone is a good candidate for a minimally invasive procedure.
To ease your anxiety, Dr. Popovich will thoroughly review the surgical procedure he has planned for you during one of your pre-op visits, including what to expect before, during, and after your surgery. He encourages you to ask as many questions as you want so you’re fully informed before undergoing surgery.
The sharing of information between you and Dr. Popovich also helps establish trust, which ensures a better patient-doctor relationship.
What can I expect after colon or rectal surgery?
Recovery after your colon or rectal surgery varies and depends on the type of surgery you have done. Dr. Popovich will provide information on what to expect after your surgery and how to care for your surgical wound.
He will schedule a follow-up appointment after your surgery to assess your incision site and answer any questions you may have.
If you need colon or rectal surgery, you want one of the best surgeons in New Jersey. Call Dr. Popovich’s office today to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking button.