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Colon & Rectal Surgery

At Dr. Fulmes Health Institute, we take an innovative and comprehensive approach toward treating all types of colorectal problems.

Why wouldn’t you choose drastically less pain and a faster and better recovery when you need surgery? This is especially true for patients with colorectal issues, because surgery has the potential to disrupt everyday bodily functions.

Dr. Fulmes at Health Institute has mastered the specialized craft of performing colorectal surgical interventions and procedures, including minimally invasive techniques that allow for less pain and a faster recovery.

He has also developed special techniques that can be used on your very first office visit to treat problems like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and abscesses. This prompt care and attention can save you precious time and energy.

These are just some of the things that makes Dr. Fulmes stand out from other colorectal surgeons in the New York metropolitan area. Benefits of his methods include:



Fast recovery time

Muscle-sparing procedures for easier recovery and improved post-op function

Colorectal pain can be excruciating. It can derail, debilitate, and impair your daily life. If you are suffering, we can help – without painkillers.

Surgical Procedures We Perform

Some of the most common surgical procedures we offer at Health Institute include:

Laparoscopic and Open Surgery.
Laparoscopic (or “keyhole”) surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows a variety of procedures to be performed making just very small incisions in skin tissue. Because there is less tissue trauma involved in this type of surgery, there is typically less post-op pain, scarring, and a faster overall recovery. Open surgery, on the other hand, is the more traditional type of surgery in which a larger incision is made and typically involves a hospital stay, and a longer post-op recovery.
The laparoscopic technique can be used to treat a variety of colon or rectal problems, including:
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Tumors
  • Ulcerative colitis

How to Prepare for Your Surgery

  1. You will receive a call from the hospital with detailed instructions.
  2. You should have a bowel movement the night before the surgery. You may need to have an enema.
  3. If you are scheduled for a colonoscopy, make sure you take the entire preparation your doctor ordered in order to eliminate stool from your colon.
  4. Get a good night's sleep.
  5. Listen to relaxing music or perform relaxation techniques so that you are not overstressed

Post-Op Instructions

  1. Please take all prescribed medications.
  2. Take a 10- to 15-minute sitz bath 2-3 times a day, with warm, salty water (2%-3% salt) and soap.
  3. Try to be reasonably active by walking and periodically changing your body position.
  4. Follow the doctor's recommendations to ensure you don't become constipated.
  5. Schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor for 2-3 weeks after your surgery.
  6. If you experience a medical emergency, call our office at (718) 743-4450 or go to the nearest emergency room (in case of excessive bleeding)

Dr. Fulmes’ Hospital Affiliations

Dr. Fulmes of Health Institute has hospital and surgery center privileges with:
  • All City Family Healthcare Center (same-day surgery center in Brooklyn)
  • New York Community Hospital (Brooklyn)
  • New York - Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital (Brooklyn)
  • Mount Sinai Queens

Colorectal Surgery in Brooklyn, Astoria & Manhattan, NY

If you need colorectal surgery, contact the surgeon who’s renowned for his skilled treatment of patients with colon and rectal diseases. Call Health Institute at (718) 743-4450 today to schedule your consult with Dr. Fulmes – or simply request an appointment right now. We look forward to seeing you at one of our three convenient locations in BrooklynManhattan, and Astoria, Queens.

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