Thousand Oaks Proctology

Thousand Oaks Proctology

Dr. David B. Rosenfeld, M.D.

Hemorrhoids | Colonoscopy | Proctology

341 S Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

What is Hemorrhoid Banding and When Do You Need It?

hemorrhoid banding

One of the most common proctology issues that both men and women experience is the discomfort and bleeding from internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are veins which reside inside and outside of the anus. Hemorrhoids are a part of our anatomy just like our eyes, nose, ears, toes, etc. They are venous cushions which have a blood […]

How Your Hemorrhoids Can Save Your Life

How Your Hemorrhoids Can Save Your Life

Hemorrhoid symptoms are very common among adults and even teenagers; Symptoms include: If you have hemorrhoid symptoms it is best to see a proctologist as the symptomatic hemorrhoids are usually amenable to painless office treatments. If you are bleeding from the rectum, it is advised you have a colonoscopy to make sure there are no […]

Clean Your Toilet, Not Your Colon!

Clean Your Toilet Not Your Colon

Not only is an enema useless to cleanse the colon, there are risks to taking an enema including colon perforation. In my fellowship one of my large colon cases was reversing a colostomy bag on a patient whose rectum was perforated during the enema. This injury caused severe infection and a major operation including the […]

Too Young For Colorectal Cancer? Think Again!

Too Young For Colorectal Cancer Think Again

This story wouldn’t be so sad if it were the only case.  Unfortunately it has happened more than once.   Twelve years ago, a 42 year old successful woman came to see me for bleeding.  I treated her hemorrhoids and requested she come back in 6 weeks for a colon evaluation.  She showed up 2 […]