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Can My Gallbladder Be Removed with Robot-Assisted Surgery? Nov 14th, 2021

Your gallbladder is one of those organs you function better with if it’s in good health, and better without when it’s not. Gallstones, chronic infections, and even cancer can mean your gallbladder and you need to part ways.   At Texas Surgical Care in Kingwood, Texas, Dr. Ronald Ambe can advise...

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Hemorrhoids Oct 13th, 2021

Estimates put the number of Americans with hemorrhoids at around 50% of adults over 50, so if you have some, you’re definitely not alone. “Piles” or “grapes,” as some people call them, aren’t just an inconvenience to be suffered in silence, however. Your hemorrhoids could require medical attention. At Texas...

Who's at Risk for Colon Cancer? Sep 9th, 2021

It’s impossible to predict who will develop colon cancer, but research has revealed that certain factors can put you at risk. Some of these are out of your control, but you can improve your health and lower your chances by removing other, controllable risk factors from your life. The biggest...

Myths and Facts About Colostomies Aug 17th, 2021

It’s estimated that between 750,000 and a million Americans live with a colostomy, a procedure done when a portion of the colon must be removed due to an injury or disease. A lot of people think having a colostomy pouch is going to completely ruin their lives, but nothing could...

Does Diet Impact Hemorrhoids? Jul 7th, 2021

Everything that goes into your body has to come back out, and hemorrhoids can complicate things. Balancing your diet can help make bathroom breaks easier, reduce straining, and prevent irritation. And if you’re struggling with hemorrhoids, it might be time to consult with a specialist who understands your problem.  At...

The Importance of Colon Cancer Screenings Jun 29th, 2021

Aside from skin cancers, colon cancer is the third-most-diagnosed cancer in the United States, and one of the leading causes of cancer death. If left undetected, it can quickly become life-threatening. Age, family history, and even race can put you at risk for colon cancer, which is why it’s important...

Help for Your Hemorrhoids May 25th, 2021

Hemorrhoids aren’t an unusual problem. Most people are embarrassed to bring it up, but it’s estimated that half of adults over 50 experience hemorrhoids. If you’re suffering from discomfort and rectal bleeding, don’t hesitate to seek help from a specialist! Proctologists have experience dealing with this common condition, and we...

Recognizing the Symptoms of a Pilonidal Cyst Apr 21st, 2021

Cysts can occur anywhere, even in sensitive places like above your buttocks. Many people avoid seeking treatment for these issues because it’s embarrassing, but leaving the problem untreated can cause it to become serious. If you’ve noticed redness, pain, and a pimple-like growth near your cleft of your buttocks, you...

When Gallbladder Surgery Might Be Necessary Mar 17th, 2021

Like any other organ, a lot can go wrong with your gallbladder. Poor functioning, gallstones, and even cancer can result in painful complications that interrupt your life and make you concerned for your health.   If left untreated, these issues can quickly become life-threatening. Having an experienced, reliable surgeon on your...

When to Schedule a Colonoscopy Feb 17th, 2021

As you age, your chances of developing cancerous or precancerous conditions in your colon (lower intestine) increase. A colonoscopy can provide early detection and greatly improve your chances of survival. At Texas Surgical Care in Kingwood, Texas, Dr. Ronald Ambe can advise you if you should schedule a colonoscopy. During...

What Makes Bowel Movements Painful? Jan 18th, 2021

Painful bowel movements are more than just uncomfortable; they can be embarrassing and hard to explain to your physician. If you’re having trouble while visiting the restroom, it might be time to seek out help from a doctor with experience treating this condition.  Texas Surgical Care in Kingwood, Texas handles...

When is a Cyst a Medical Problem? Dec 17th, 2020

Cysts can pop up in various places on your body, both externally (such as a facial cyst from an acne-related condition) and internally (such as ovarian cysts that can cause pain and infertility). When does a cyst require medical attention? Typically, if there’s an infection or a high chance of...

Anal Fistula: Causes and Effective Treatments Nov 9th, 2020

Anal fistulas are one of the most embarasing, uncomfortable conditions you can experience. Thankfully, this problem is fully treatable, especially if you act promptly and seek the help of an experienced proctologist. Ronald Ambe, MD, has been serving those in the Kingwood, Texas area for years. He understands the delicate...

Rectal Prolapse: There Are Solutions Oct 14th, 2020

A prolapse happens when any part of your body separates, stretches, or falls away from or out of where it’s supposed to be. In the case of rectal prolapse, your rectum may fall down and out of your anus, making it difficult to have a bowel movement or causing fecal...

Tips for Managing Crohn's Disease Sep 1st, 2020

Nearly 800,000 people in the United States struggle with the flare-ups and uncomfortable symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel condition. It can be difficult to identify and manage Crohn’s flare-ups, but there are ways you can alleviate symptoms and cope with the effects of your condition. Changes might...

What's Behind Your Anal Discomfort? Aug 13th, 2020

There's nothing quite as uncomfortable and embarassing as anal issues. Whether you're experiencing intense itching or sudden spasms of pain, getting to the bottom of what's causing your rectal agony is a top priority. In Kingwood, Texas, Dr. Ronald Ambe of Texas Surgical Care provides care for patients with rectal...

Recognizing the Signs of Diverticulitis Jul 21st, 2020

Stomach complaints, fevers, abdominal pain and other symptoms can have many different causes. However, if your doctor can’t arrive at a diagnosis, you’ll want more answers. A second opinion could reveal a hidden condition known as diverticulitis.  In Kingwood, Texas, Dr. Ronald Ambe of Texas Surgical Care provides care for...

Signs You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery Jun 18th, 2020

Are you having symptoms of gallbladder problems? Gallbladder surgery might be necessary for a number of reasons, from severe gallstones to more serious issues like cancer.  In Kingwood, Texas, Dr. Ronald Ambe of Texas Surgical Care provides diagnoses, experienced medical advice, and surgical care to those suffering from gastrointestinal issues....

5 Steps that Can Reduce Your Risk for Colon Cancer May 29th, 2020

Colorectal cancers, which include cancers of the colon and rectum, are the second-deadliest type of cancer. Around one in 20 people will develop colorectal cancer at some point during their lifetime. At Texas Surgical Care in Kingwood, Texas, Dr. Ronald Ambe can help advise you of your colon cancer risks,...

5 Tips For Preventing A Hernia Apr 27th, 2020

A hernia is a tear, opening, or weakness that typically occurs in your abdominal muscles. It causes fat or intestines to poke through and form a bulge similar to a water balloon. Hernias don’t have just a single cause; they are the result of many factors. Treatment options, on the...

Are Hemorrhoids Normal? When to See a Doctor Mar 3rd, 2020

Has going “number two” become an unwelcome and unpleasant chore? If you’re experiencing painful bowel movements; see faint bleeding after passing stool; or have bumps, itchiness, or swelling near your anal entrance, you probably have hemorrhoids. You may wonder if Preparation H is a good investment, or if you should...