Colon and rectal health may not be a frequent topic of conversation, but we depend on this area of our anatomy to function effectively every day. As the final component in our digestive system, the colon removes water, salt and solids from the substances we've consumed and provides bacteria-assisted fermentation for unabsorbed material on its way through the rectum and out of our bodies.

Your Best Choice for Colorectal Services

Choose the expert colorectal and gastrointestinal physicians and surgeons at Portsmouth Regional Hospital to help support your digestive health. You benefit from individualized care plans and personal attention, as well as direct access to your doctor and our team of healthcare professionals. Our private rooms offer a comfortable and discreet setting for your recovery.

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, you'll find the resources you need to address conditions related to colorectal health, including:

Portsmouth Regional Hospital offers a full range of colorectal treatments, including:

  • Colonoscopy � Uses a tiny camera in a soft, flexible, fiber-optic tube to view and perform procedures inside the body
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) � Examines deeper layers of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, bile duct, pancreas, gallbladder, rectum; also used for nonsurgical biopsies of difficult-to-reach lesions
  • Colorectal surgery � Helps manage chronic conditions and, in most cases, avoid colostomy

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a member of the New Hampshire Colon Cancer Registry, giving us the most comprehensive information about the disease, which we incorporate into your diagnosis and treatment.

Take Action—Get a Colonoscopy

Getting a colonoscopy is easier than you think. Because colorectal cancer generally has no symptoms in its early stages, it can only be detected by a colon screening/colonoscopy. With early detection, colon cancer is 90-95 percent curable. Learn more about the colonoscopy procedure in our online Health Library.