PROCEDURES

AMBULATORY PROCEDURES

Ambulatory procedures also known as outpatient procedures or same day medical procedures, are health care procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay. Such procedures -including surgery- are commonly less complicated than those requiring hospitalization. 

Ambulatory procedures include:

  • Colonoscopy 
  • Polyp detection and removal
  • Rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoid infrared cauterization
  • Anal fistula treatment
  • Anal fissure treatment
 

COLONOSCOPY

Colonoscopy is the prevention procedure that saves millions of lives each year. It is recommended to have the first colonoscopy at age 50, and once every ten years. To schedule your colonoscopy today, please call us at 210-614-1600.
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POLYP DETECTION AND REMOVAL - 3D ANIMATION

Most colon cancers begin with non-cancerous growth in what we call polyps. If we are able to find these polyps when they are still in noncancerous phase we can remove them, harvest them and then the cancer can be prevented. Likewise, major surgery can be avoided.
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RUBBER BAND LIGATION FOR HEMORRHOIDS - 3D ANIMATION

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Rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids is an ambulatory procedure that doesn't require hospitalization. Other ambulatory procedures practiced by Dr. Ramos include colonoscopy, polyp detection and removal and anal fistula removal.
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HEMORRHOID INFRARED CAUTERIZATION

Internal hemorrhoids can result in bleeding after a bowl movement. In these cases, Dr. Raul Ramos treats the hemorrhoids with infrared coagulation therapy, applying infrared light to the base of the hemorrhoids cauterizing it and causing it to disappear. This is an ambulatory procedure that doesn't require hospitalization. In most cases it causes little or no pain, allowing patients to return to their normal activity after the procedure. 
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ANAL FISTULA TREATMENT - 3D ANIMATION

Anal fistula treatment is an ambulatory procedure that doesn't require hospitalization. Other ambulatory procedures practiced by Dr. Ramos include colonoscopy, polyp detection and removal as well as rubber band ligation for hemorrhoids. Such procedures -including surgery- are commonly less complicated than those requiring hospitalization.
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ANAL FISSURE TREATMENT - 3D ANIMATION

Anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum (anal canal) that causes pain during bowel movements. This condition usually heals on its own in four to six weeks. Common treatments include dietary fiber, stool softeners, as well as creams to the affected area. Anal fissure treatment is an ambulatory procedure that doesn't require hospitalization.
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comprehensive surgical care

Dr. Ramos uses the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as traditional colorectal procedures to diagnose, evaluate, and effectively treat colorectal cancer and disorders.

He offers a broad range of treatment and procedures for all diseases of the colon, rectum and anus, including:

  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal incontinence
  • Anal fissure and anal fistula
  • Rectal prolapse




Digestive Surgery Center
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital
V. Benson Pavilion
1139 East Sonterra Blvd. - Suite 245
San Antonio, TX 78258


Ph: (210) 614-1600 | Fax: (210) 614-1606
Email: doctor@digestivesurgerycenter.com