• To Carb or Not to Carb?~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    It’s a new year and new goals are being set. If one of your resolutions is to loose some extra pounds you may be considering to go carb free. The popularity of no carb or lower carb diets has grown over the years, but we’ve noticed many patients don’t understand what a carbohydrate really is. Let

  • What to Know Before You Cleanse~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    The holidays have passed and the new year lingers ahead while we encourage everyone to soak in the fresh start and set goals to a healthier 2018 there are some things to keep in mind before you begin any sort of cleanse or detox. Any cleanse or detox results in TEMPORARY weight loss and is

  • Stress Less, Your Gut will Thank You~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Aside from the extra sweets, alcohol and big meals messing with your stomach this season stress is more of a factor than many think. Stress wrecks havoc on your gut health and we all know it’s the season of joyful chaos. Stress can cause or exacerbate symptoms of IBS (both constipation and diarrhea), Acid Reflux

  • Tis’ The Season For Your Colonoscopy

    While we know it is easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we want to remind each of you to schedule your colonoscopy screenings. Most patients have met their deductibles by this time of the year and have a few extra days away from work making it the

  • Overindulgence Leads to More Than Weight Gain~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Thanksgiving can do more than add a few pounds to the scale. Examine.com sheds light on the gut disturbance that can be caused from this gluttonous affair. Click here for the full article. “The gut microbiome has been linked to a ton of conditions, ranging from anxiety and depression to obesity. Which makes sense, considering

  • Pelvic Pressure? Could be Rectocele~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Are you suffering from uncomfortable intercourse? Undiagnosed constipation? Difficulty using the bathroom? Unexplained pelvic pressure? You could have rectoceles. Many women have rectoceles but only a small percentage of women have symptoms related to the rectocele. Vaginal symptoms include vaginal bulging, the sensation of a mass in the vagina, pain with intercourse or even something

  • Dr. Margarita Murphy~ Mt. Pleasant Magazine

    Throwback Thursday to Dr. Murphy’s Feature in Mt. Pleasant Magazine (Jan./Feb. 2017) Ever since she can remember, Dr. Margarita Murphy wanted to be a doctor. She pursued her dream with gleeful and dogged persistence and has established herself as one of the leading gastrointestinal surgeons in the Lowcountry. It is no surprise then that Dr.

  • Poor Diets are on The Rise- Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Diet. Diet. Diet. We tell patients at Colon Surgeons of Charleston every day how important the food they eat is to, not only, their guy health but their overall health. A new study published by the Daily Meal reveals some shocking statistics about the health effects of a poor diet. Read below, and CLICK HERE

  • Only the Best at Colon Surgeons of Charleston

    At Gastrointestinal Surgical Specialists Dr. Margarita Murphy and staff provide state-of-the art colon and rectal surgical care to people in the Lowcountry and throughout the Carolina’s and Georgia. We provide a wide range of outstanding services by combining innovative treatments with personal, individualized patient care. Within our Mt. Pleasant & Charleston facilities we offer a state-of-the art

  • Cranberries are Moving Up on the Health Food List- Dr. Margarita Murphy

    New research is showing a positive link between cranberries and your digestive health with a focus on not PRObiotics but PREbiotics. While cranberries are already at the top of the health food list with an amazing load of antioxidants, low does of calories and links to urinary tract health, improved immune health, lowered blood pressure and more

  • 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

  • Gut Health- You are Not Alone. ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    Tired of feeling alone with your stomach issues? We at Colon Surgeons of Charleston understand the frustration, and sometimes the embarrassment, of digestive health issues. Know you are not alone.  60 to 70 million people are affected by all digestive diseases. Don’t keep suffering visit Dr. Margarita Murphy at Colon Surgeons of Charleston. The National

  • Coffee- Good or Bad? ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    There has been a lot of spotlight on coffee lately, some suggesting that 2-3 cups a day can help people live longer. Studies suggest those who drink coffee are 12-18% less likely to die from cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart, kidney and respiratory disease than non-drinkers. Research shows it can also help with dementia, eliminate free

  • Polyps: What Are They? ~ Dr. Margarita Murphy

    When anyone has an exploratory procedure done any result other than ‘all clear’ can be scary. One word that seems to be unclear among our patients is Polyp. Simply put polyps are abnormal growths. These growths are often benign, but can be cancerous. Polyps can occur throughout the large intestine, but are more commonly found in

  • Toilet Sitting 101 – Dr. Margarita Murphy

    There has been a lot of discussion lately on the correct way to sit on the toilet when pooping. The science is clear, in America our toilets are made for comfort not health. When you sit on a standard toilet, when your legs bent at a 90 degree ankle you are essentially putting pressure on