The proctologists of the Proctology Institute of (Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach & Huntington Beach) diagnosis and treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Naturally, as a proctology practice removing hemorrhoids daily, our proctologists encounter and treat many cases of IBS. IBS is best controlled and treated by implementing many treatment modalities.
“I’ve had IBS my whole life and had learned to live with it until recently when I developed an anal fissure. The pain was one I have never ever experienced in my life, even worse than childbirth. Dr. Maz was so kind, gentle and informative. He healed the fissure without any surgery and taught me tips and tricks to help manage my IBS symptoms. I’m so indebted to Dr. Maz for all his help; you’ve really improved my quality of life on a day to day basis”. ~ YELP
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional GI-related disorder that commonly affects over 15% of the population. IBS affects the large intestine, and is more commonly diagnosed in women and can be treated by a proctologist.
People with IBS have altered bowel habits, as well as abdominal pain and discomfort. Symptoms may include:
- Diarrhea, constipation, or both
- Abdominal bloating and distention
- Abnormal stool consistency
- Abdominal pain following meals
- Incomplete bowel movements
- Episodes of sharp pain in the abdomen, followed by dull pain
What causes IBS? Though the cause is not yet clear, IBS seems to occur as a result of miscommunication or over-activity of the nervous system that controls the muscles of the bowel. Other causes can include:
- Food allergies
- Forceful contraction, or the lack of contraction in the muscles of the bowel wall
- Intolerance to certain types of foods
- Gluten sensitivity
How is IBS diagnosed by the proctologists of the Proctology Institute (Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, or Huntington Beach)?
Your proctologist may first perform an EGD/colonoscopy to rule out any other causes of your symptoms, as well as some office tests to diagnose small intestine bowel overgrowth (SIBO) and food allergies / food intolerance.
How is IBS treated by a proctologist?
IBS can be managed in a number of ways, including dietary and lifestyle changes and medication.
Maintaining A Relationship With Your Proctologist
Should you elect to move forward with one of our best in class proctologists in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Irvine any and all questions regarding your treatment will certainly be answered in advance by your proctologist. Please remember that the relationship with your proctologist does not end when you leave the medical practice. If you have questions or concerns during your treatment and recovery or need additional information at a later time, you should always feel free to contact us. Our proctologists take pride in putting the patient first and the best and fastest treatment outcome.
Our best in class proctologists pride themselves on providing you highly personalized and comprehensive care before, after, and during your proctology treatment. The Proctology Institute of Beverly Hills, Irvine, and Los Angeles’ philosophy of direct proctologist to patient care at every visit has made us one of the most trusted and respected medical practices in California. For more information or to schedule an irritable bowel movement (IBS) consultation please feel free to contact us:
Proctology Institute Beverly Hills
300 South Beverly Drive, Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Proctology Institute Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Proctology Institute Los Angeles
11601 Wilshire Blvd, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Proctology Institute Huntington Beach
17011 Beach Blvd, Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647