Meagan Costedio, MD

Meagan Costedio, MD

Meagan Costedio, MD, is a surgeon in the Department of Colorectal Surgery. Her specialty interests include minimally invasive colon surgery (including robotics and single port), colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. When she’s not in the OR, she likes to be in her kayak on Lake Erie.

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Constipated? Skip the Gimmicks, Go Back to the Basics

Tags: constipation, fiber, healthy diet, hydration, poop, pregnancy, water

Observing simple rules such as drinking enough water, including more fiber in your diet and exercising can help you maintain your regularity. Some other aids, like Squatty Potty can also help.

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4 Best Ways to Take Control of Abdominal Adhesions

Tags: abdominal adhesions, abdominal pain, blood clots, Crohn's disease, ectopic pregnancy, laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, pregnancy, robotic surgery, surgery

Abdominal adhesions from surgery can lead to pain, bowel obstructions, and even additional, future surgeries. Learn more about the best ways to deal with this common problem.

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Rectal Bleeding: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colon cleansing, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, fissures, hemorrhoids, Meagan Costedio, rectal bleeding, rectal cancer

Minor rectal bleeding can be alarming. Most of us worry that it's a sign of colon cancer. While it's important to tell your doctor about rectal bleeding, the two most common causes are easy to fix.

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Diverticular Disease: Greatest Myths and Facts

Tags: diverticular disease, diverticulitis, diverticulosis

Although more serious than diverticulosis, the related condition diverticulitis is seldom fatal. And patients often are led to believe myths about the condition that unnecessarily stress them out.

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Itchy Bottom? Don’t Blame Hemorrhoids

Tags: hemorrhoids, pruritis

If your bottom itches, the problem may not be hemorrhoids — it may be chemicals in the wipes you use or overdoing the cleaning bit.

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Colon Surgery Without a Single Cut: TEMS

Tags: colon cancer, colon cancer awareness month 2013, minimally invasive surgery, polyps, rectal cancer, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)

People hear “surgery” and they think “scalpel” or “scar.” Today, transanal endoscopic microsurgery, or TEMS, is a great option for removing early stage cancer and benign polyps in the rectum — all without a surgical incision.

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Removing a Colon Through a Belly Button (Video)

Tags: cleveland clinic, colon cancer awareness month 2013, colon removal, laparoscopic surgery, Meagan Costedio, single-port proctocolectomy

Single-port colon removal can help patients with colon cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and constipation. Colorectal surgeon Meagan Costedio, MD, explains.

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Robot Gives Surgeon Four Arms (Video)

Tags: hemorrhoids, laparoscopy, robotic surgery, surgery

Surgery with a robot may sound like science fiction, yet it’s being used to help both patients and surgeons with certain procedures. Meagan Costedio, MD, regularly uses minimally invasive techniques to perform surgery, which includes using robots that give her four arms.

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Scarless Surgery? (Video)

Tags: colon, colon cancer, colorectal surgery, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, laparoscopy, single-port proctocolectomy, ulcerative colitis

Surgery is evolving to be less, well, surgical. It involves fewer incisions, less recovery time and hidden scars. Today, even an entire colon can be removed through a person’s belly button.