• Diabetic Stomach ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    23.1 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes in the last year- many don’t realize the severe gastrointestinal symptoms associated with both Type 1 (making up only 5% of the title) and Type 2 diabetes. “Diabetic stomach”, formally called Gastroparesis, is most common in Type 1 diabetes but also affects those

  • Dissecting Diverticulitis~ Dr. Margarita Murphy, Charleston SC

    One of the most perplexing conditions for our patients at Colon Surgeons of Charleston is Diverticulitis. There is no known cause for this painful condition, but research has shown that low fiber diets can contribute. Fiber adds bulk to the stool allowing the colon to work easily, pushing the stool forward. When there isn’t enough fiber present more

  • March: Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    “In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events,

  • Stop Missing Out On Life with InterStim

    Are you tired of missing out? The worry and uncertainty of bowl incontinence  can end with Dr. Margarita Murphy and the InterStim implant. Dr. Margarita Murphy with Colon Surgeons of Charleston is one of the first colorectal surgeons in the state to offer Sacral Neuromodulation for Bowel Control, Delivered by Medtronic InterStim® Therapy*, which is the world’s first