Dr. Aziz Ahmad Delivers Talk at Gulf Coast Medical Center

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Dr. Ahmad, a board-certified colorectal surgeon, gave a talk on the current treatment of hemorrhoids and anorectal diseases on June 23.

Dr. Aziz Ahmad recently gave a talk on the current treatments of hemorrhoid and anorectal diseases.

The talk took place from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, at the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Large HR Classroom, 449 West 23rd St., Panama City, Fla.

Dr. Ahmad is board-certified in colorectal surgery and has more than 35 years of experience in the surgical specialty. He said the occasion was “very impressive and well attended.”

The American Cancer Society recommends that everyone speak with their doctor regarding colorectal cancer testing beginning at age 50. It is the third-most common cancer in both men and women, accounting for nearly 9 percent of all cancer deaths. Signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer include the following:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Blood in the stool
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Cramping pain in the lower abdomen
  • Weakness and fatigue due to blood loss

Maintaining a healthy weight, staying physically active, decreasing the amount of red and process meats, and eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day are ways to prevent colorectal cancer.

For more information, visit Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center’s website at http://gcmc-pc.com/.

About Dr. Aziz Ahmad:
Dr. Aziz Ahmad received his medical degree from Khyber Medical College in Pakistan. He received his residency training at the University at Buffalo in New York in general surgery and fellowship training in colorectal surgery. He has been in practice in Panama City, FL for the last 34 years. Dr. Ahmad has served as chief of surgery at Gulf Coast Hospital and has chaired many other important committees for several years. He has also served as director of the wound healing center at Bay Medical Center for two years. Dr. Ahmad has a keen interest in the management of acute and chronic, complicated wounds. He is currently the president and owner of Lynn Haven Surgical Center, where he and his team are committed to relieving pain and suffering and restoring health as quickly and completely as possible. For more information, visit http://www.lynnhavensurgicalcenter.com/.

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