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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Marietta, GA
30 years experience male

Locations

Office

Marietta, GA

Address

780 Canton Road. Suite 315, Marietta, GA
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Bio

Dr. Cohen, originally from Southern California, trained at UC San Diego Med Ctr where he served as Chief Resident and received the resident teaching award. After fellowship at The Lahey Clinic in Boston, he joined Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery. Providing expert and compassionate, patient-centered surgical care for the entire breadth of colon andvrectal diseases. Dr. Cohen is a pioneer in the use of the DaVinci robotic surgical system for minimally invasive techniques for colon surgery.

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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169 Answers
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and distension.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Discomfort from surgery can last up to 3 months as wounds heal and inflammation resolves.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: But more difficult to place then descending, sigmoid, or rectum.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Absorption: Lack of adequate smll bowel surface to absorb nutrients.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Genetic: A hereditary inherited polyposis syndrome. The polyps can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis requires surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Location: Poor blood flow and tissue healing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Unknown: Needs objective evaluation. Stool studies, colonoscopy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Days: Pathologic results in a few days.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Full evaluation: Inestigation includes anal manometry and ultrasound prior to deciding on treatment ptions.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Colonic hydrotherapy has no medical indications. An occasional enema or ostipation is generally well tolerated. The cause of the ostipation needs to... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Two choices: Gi or olorectl surgeon.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Painful: Hemorrhoidectomy is a small operation on a very sensitive part of the body. At least 1 week out of work. Avoid constipation by eating tons of fiber,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Several: Bleeding, infection, anal stenosis, anal leakage, but all are uncommon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
No: Gemerally the same and is covered by insurance.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Blood: Looks for microscopic blood. Best test is still colonoscopy.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Crohns results in full thickness[transmural] inflammation with can cause abscess or fistula.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Diet: High fiber high fluid. Hot sit bath, otc topical, therapy. Doctor if no improvement.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Not really: Prescrption 0.2% nitroglycerine ointment is the therapy of choice.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Diet: High fiber, high fluid diet. Hot sitz bth. Topical therapy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
No: External hemorrhoid removal is surgical.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
50000: Over 50000 deaths each year.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Several: Radiation is used for rectal cancer. Can cause skin changes, diarrhea, decreased rectal and anal compliance.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Spread: Pread of cancer to other organs. Mst commonly liver or lung.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Years: Colon cancers generally start as colon polyps and it takes several years for a polyp to become cancer. This is true most of the time, but not always.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Many ways: Topical therapy, infrared coagulation, injection sclerotherapy, rubberband ligation.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Hemorrhage: "bleed out" is jargon for significant blood loss. Generally requires intervention like transfusion, surgery, or embolization.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
No: Slightly more common in men. Malignant cells airing in the colon or rectum which can grow rapidly, cause obstruction, bleed, or metastasize. Require ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
No: Not dangerous, but annoying. Try high fiber, high fluid diet. Topical therapy can help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes, sometimes: Symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss. However, colon cancer can occur without symptoms. That s why sceening co... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Often none: Polyps are generally asymptomatic, that's why we do colonoscopy for screening.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
It shouldn't: The colon itself has no pain receptors. You may have pain from relative obstruction to stool if t opening in the abdominal wall is narrow or scar tis... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Possibly: If treatment results in shrinkage of disease, symptoms may improve.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Incisional hernias can occur.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Bowel prep: Follow your doctors instructions on the oral bowel prep and diet.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Lasers can be used o surgically remove hemorrhoids, but it still painful surgery. Internal hemorrhoids can be treated in painless non surgical fashio... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Can be seen with anoscopy. Bloody pieces may be clots. This requires md evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Water: Transit can be variable. The "normal" bowel movement frequency ranges from 3 a day to 3 a week. Try adding water to you regimen, up to 120 ounces ea... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Painless, quick, can last several years, may require multiple treatments.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Relatively low: If resectable, survival is about 25% at 5 years. Even if unresectable, I have many patients who are alive years after diagnosis with the use of chemo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Prolapse: Either rectal prolapse, a pro lapsing hemorrhoid, or even colon cancer. You need to see a colon and rectal surgeon.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Several possibilies: Anal irritation, hemorrhoids, fissure. Igorous hygiene can damage the perinatal kin and make irritation worse.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Several: Drainage, pain, anal lump.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 years experience
Incontinence study: Anal manometry and nal ultrasound is sed to test sphincter integrity in patients with fecal incontinence.

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Aug 4, 2013
Great responses. Recommend highly.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! My discharge instructions following my colonscopy did not say the diet I should be on. Any type of food I should be eating.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks good to know that its not dangerous because I have one schedule
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! it was very helpful but also need to know what are the symptoms

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Eastern Virginia Medical School, VA
Graduated 1992MD

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