A form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis is a condition in which the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum become inflamed. The goals of treatment are to control the acute attacks, prevent repeated attacks, and to help the colon heal. Treatments vary based on symptoms but generally involve diet and nutrition changes, stress management, medication, and in severe circumstances, surgery.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine. Signs and symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that will need to be managed long-term. Only a small number of people with IBS have severe signs and symptoms. Some people can control their symptoms by managing diet, lifestyle and stress. More-severe symptoms can be treated with medication and counseling.
A form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. Crohn's can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum. Treatments vary based on symptoms but generally involve diet and nutrition changes, stress management, medication, and in severe circumstances, surgery.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Viruses cause most cases of hepatitis, but hepatitis can also be caused by drug/alcohol use or your body mistakenly attacking healthy cells in the liver (autoimmune). The type of hepatitis is named for the virus that causes it; for example, hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Hepatitis may go away on its own, while other forms last a lifetime. These forms can be treated with drugs. Vaccines can help prevent some viral forms.
Palouse Surgeons is comprised of board-certified physicians who provide evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions. Services are available for patient convenience, at Gritman Medical Center, Pullman Regional Hospital, Whitman Hospital & Medical Center and The Palouse Surgery Center.
We serve a population of around 80,000 people, 30,000 of whom are students at Washington State University in Pullman and the University of Idaho in Moscow. Our Board Certified Surgeons are proficient in laparoscopic surgery, as well as other minimally invasive surgical techniques. We provide special expertise in Abdominal, Colon and Rectal, Hernia, Breast, Gall Bladder, Gerd , and treatment of varicose veins.