Did you know 1 in 20 people in the United States develop hemorrhoids, and that roughly half of all people over the age of 50 have them? Despite being so common, many people are embarrassed to talk to their doctors about hemorrhoids, even though they are treatable. Indeed, hemorrhoids should be treated in some cases to alleviate symptoms and avoid rare but possible complications.
SIU Medicine is home to a team of colon and rectal specialists who have access to the latest advances and research in gastrointestinal care. Our academic medicine facility bridges the gap between evidence-based practice and real-world application, and we'd be happy to help you or your loved one get the discreet and personalized care you need to find relief from hemorrhoids.