Colon Cancer Specialist

If you’re facing a possible diagnosis or the news that you have colon cancer, Dr. Brian Citro and his expert staff at Nexus Care will consult with you to ensure you’re comfortable and knowledgeable about your future testing and treatment options. At his Las Vegas practice, Dr. Citro, a general surgeon, works in close collaboration with patients and uses the widely successful da Vinci® robotic technology system to provide minimally invasive surgery. Call today or book your appointment online.

Colon Cancer Q & A

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?

Some of the symptoms common to colon cancer are also common to many other conditions as well, like hemorrhoids. Monitor your symptoms, and if you have bleeding with your bowel movements, you should see Dr. Citro right away.

Colon cancer develops over many years, so it’s better to try to catch some of the symptoms early and begin treatment right away. Some of the other symptoms common to colon cancer are:

  • Bleeding with bowel movements and blood in the stool
  • Ongoing changes in bowel movements, such as diarrhea or constipation
  • Lower-abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Significant, unexplained weight loss
  • Ongoing weakness and fatigue

What diagnostic tests does the doctor use for colon cancer?

Diagnostic tests for colon cancer include:

  • A physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Colonoscopy
  • Other screenings


You’ll be armed with tools and information to take home, to prepare you as much as possible. They will help you feel confident about your treatment options and the path designed specifically for you.

What are my treatment options?

There are three main types of treatment options available:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation


Sometimes these treatment options are used together for maximum effect, and to give you the greatest relief from your cancer symptoms.

Chemotherapy drugs and radiation therapy can be used to attempt to shrink the cancer before or after surgery, along with other targeted drugs.

The treatment options after the diagnosis depend on the stage and severity of the cancer. Dr. Citro will talk to you and design a treatment plan best suited to your needs.

What is the da Vinci minimally invasive surgery?

Dr. Citro and his staff offer minimally invasive surgery using the da Vinci robotic technology to remove part of the colon.

This new technology allows for smaller incisions with minimal to no scarring, compared to more traditional surgeries that involved one big incision. You can also expect a shorter recovery period and a quicker return of your bowel functions.

Book online or call now to make an appointment.

Insurance

We accept the majority of health insurance plans. Please call our office if you do not see yours listed or have any other questions.

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Medicaid
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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "My experience with Dr. Citro, his office staff and his surgical staff were amazing, from the first visit until my follow up from surgery. I would refer him to anyone."

    Michele F.
  • Yelp

    "The doctor was very efficient. The procedure to take out two hernias took less than an hour. I am very happy that I was referred to him by my doctor."

    Precious S.
  • Healthgrades

    "He was pleasant, explained what the procedure involved, gave me information on the procedure... And staff helped alleviate any fears I had of getting surgery."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I feel very comfortable with the job Dr. Citro performed on me. I'm healing well and feel great! Dr. Citro was very professional, and personable."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Very professional, great doctor. I'm very happy with my surgery, and will recommend to my friends and family."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I have had to use the services of Dr. Citro on two occasions and on both he did a excellent job. I can recommend him and if I am in need again will not hesitate."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Brian Citro is the best I really appreciate what he did for me. During my hernia surgery all his staff were very helpful and nice."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "He is really good, having full mastery of the art of doing robotic surgery. He will explain to you thoroughly what will you expect from your procedure. Thanks Doc."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "The entire process was handled with professionalism, and care. I felt relaxed and very comfortable with the entire situation. I would definitely recommend him."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Staff was very friendly, helpful, cordial and prompt. Dr. Citro was very knowledgeable and caring. He made sure I felt comfortable."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I was thoroughly pleased with my experience with Dr Citro. After he performed the surgery, the scar was barely noticeable. I would highly recommend him."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Hopefully we won't have any further needs to see a surgeon but if we did - we would choose Dr. Citro again."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "My doctor who referred me said that if he was having my surgery he would have Citro do the surgery, so that was enough for me. Recovery went well and post op was good."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Citro has done several surgeries for me and I won't go anywhere else when I need surgery in the future. Love him and all his staff!"

    Verified Patient
Location
Nexus Care
2420 Professional Ct, #110
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-648-9400
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