Tag - Dr. Hurtuk

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Conquer Colorectal Cancer
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Colon Health: Moving in the Right Direction
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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask
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Cancer is No Match for One Area Woman and her Healthcare Team
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Free Colorectal Seminar, “Can We Talk? New Techniques in Colorectal Surgery”
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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Michael Hurtuk
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A Quick Look at Colon Health with Dr. Hurtuk

Conquer Colorectal Cancer

If you’re nearing the big 5-0, or that milestone birthday has come and gone, and you haven’t had a screening colonoscopy yet, be sure to put it on the calendar. During the “gold standard” test for colon and rectal cancer, your doctor will use a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera at the…

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Colon Health: Moving in the Right Direction

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the number one non-tobacco-related cancer killer in the United States. Risk increases with age, and more than 90% of colorectal cancers occur in people aged 50 and older. Yet, only one-third of Americans older than 50 has been screened for colon cancer. For this reason, it…

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Everything You Wanted to Know about the Colon But Were Afraid to Ask

Since March marks Colon Cancer Awareness Month, we decided to talk to Little Company of Mary expert Dr. Michael Hurtuk, a Colorectal Surgeon. We know the colon is a sensitive topic. While the fact remains that “everybody poops,” it is probably equally true that almost everyone is embarrassed to talk about it. We decided to…

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Cancer is No Match for One Area Woman and her Healthcare Team

Lisa Stalla of Evergreen Park is a devoted mother of five, loving grandmother of three, and enjoys going to work in North Riverside as the assistant principal for a well-known elementary school. Lisa also is a cancer fighter and survivor. In May of 2008, Lisa was diagnosed with Stage-1 breast cancer. After going through a…

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Free Colorectal Seminar, “Can We Talk? New Techniques in Colorectal Surgery”

Presented By: Dr. Michael Hurtuk Since 1916 there has been a special field in medicine devoted to the health and wellbeing of the lower gastrointestinal track. Once known as Proctology, this important field is now called Colon and Rectal Surgery.  Colon Rectal surgeons treat conditions like bowel incontinence and diseases of the intestinal tract such…

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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Michael Hurtuk

Every month, we feature a physician as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great doctors on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This month we had the chance to talk with Dr. Michael Hurtuk, a Colorectal Surgeon at Little Company of Mary Hospital (2850 W. 95th Street, Suite 306). Read…

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A Quick Look at Colon Health with Dr. Hurtuk

When Dr. Hurtuk was doing his general surgical residency, he realized how important colorectal health is in the lives of patients. He jokingly tells his friends and family who ask why he pursued colorectal surgery as a specialty, “Everyone poops, and everyone takes this for granted until they can’t poop normally.” Because colon issues are…

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