Dr. Yannick Nijs is a colorectal surgeon at St-Michel Europe Hospital in Brussels. He specializes in conditions of the large intestine and colon, such as colon cancer, inguinal hernia and bowel obstruction. Below you will find general information on the most common colorectal conditions including symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatments. Naturally, Dr. Yannick Nijs will provide you with more detailed and personalized information during a consultation.
Colon cancer is a collective term for different types of cancer to the small intestine, large intestine and the rectum.
Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the rectum, located in the lower part of the rectum and the anus.
The causes of both diverticulosis as diverticulitis are unclear.
Diverticulosis is presumed to be attributable to a low-fiber diet.
Gallstones are accumulations of crystals in the gallbladder or the biliary system.
An inguinal hernia or hernia inguinalis is a condition consisting of a bulging of the peritoneum in the femoral region causing the organs normally located in the abdominal cavity to herniate.