Raman Menon
Raman Menon, M.D.

Raman Menon, M.D.

Raman Menon, M.D.
Specialty

Colon/Rectal Surgery

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Anorectal Disease, Colon Cancer Prevention, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Hemorrhoids

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

Dr. Menon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. His primary interests include colonoscopy, the treatment of hemorrhoids and minimally invasive surgical techniques for cancer and diverticulitis.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Outside of work, Dr. Menon enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He also enjoys hiking and gardening in his free time.


Dr. Raman Menon Hosted a Colonoscopy Livestream

Drs. Raman Menon and Nicholas Procaccini from Swedish Medical Center hosted a livestream to discuss the benefits of colonoscopy, and why it is important that everyone at age 50 get screened. Patients at risk and those with family members who have had colon cancer may need earlier screening.

Visit Swedish Colonoscopy Livestream page and watch the recap video and  the full archived livestream. 

Philosophy of Care

My approach is to put myself in my patient's shoes and treat them how I would want to be treated. My goal is to make sure that no one feels like they have to deal with their problem alone. We are here to help at every step.

Personal Interests

Spending time with my wife and two young daughters, gardening, hiking

Medical School

University of Texas - Southwestern Medical School

Residency

University of California - Irvine

Fellowship(s)

Swedish Colon and Rectal Clinic

Professional Associations:

American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

Additional Information:

Dr. Menon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. His primary interests include colonoscopy, the treatment of hemorrhoids and minimally invasive surgical techniques for cancer and diverticulitis.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

Outside of work, Dr. Menon enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters. He also enjoys hiking and gardening in his free time.


Dr. Raman Menon Hosted a Colonoscopy Livestream

Drs. Raman Menon and Nicholas Procaccini from Swedish Medical Center hosted a livestream to discuss the benefits of colonoscopy, and why it is important that everyone at age 50 get screened. Patients at risk and those with family members who have had colon cancer may need earlier screening.

Visit Swedish Colonoscopy Livestream page and watch the recap video and  the full archived livestream. 

Why do people get hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are composed of blood vessels found in the internal and external anal area. Believe it or not, everyone is born with hemorrhoidal tissue. Although there are several theories regarding the function of hemorrhoids, many physicians believe that hemorrhoids help maintain fecal continence.

Why Do People Get Hemorrhoids?

When the blood vessels become enlarged (similar to varicose veins in the leg), hemorrhoids may begin to bleed, become swollen, and can be extremely painful.

There are several reasons why enlargement of these veins can occur. The most common reasons are thought to be related to straining and increased pressure on the abdomen, including:

  • Constipation
  • Prostate problems in men
  • Chronic cough
  • Dietary factors
  • Pregnancy

Should Hemorrhoids Be Treated?

If symptoms are mild or infrequent, then treatment may not be necessary. If symptoms are more severe, such as frequent pain, bleeding, itching, or, difficulty with hygiene, there are several treatment options available.

Treatment options will vary depending upon the size of the hemorrhoid and if it is internal or external. Common treatments include:

  • Sitz baths
  • Prescription medications
  • Rubber band ligation
  • Surgical removal

Most procedures can be completed in the physician’s office and take less than 30 minutes. If surgery is required, patients go home the same day.

Will Hemorrhoids Come Back After Treatment?

Following treatment, a recurrence is uncommon. If hemorrhoids do return, conservative therapy usually corrects the problem.

The ‘Bottom’ Line

You do not have to live with, or schedule your daily activities around your hemorrhoidal discomfort. Our goal is to help find treatment that is right for you.

If you have questions about hemorrhoids or treatment options, call the Swedish Colon & Rectal Clinic at 206-386-6600.

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Offices

Colon & Rectal Clinic / Edmonds
21605 76th Ave. West
Ste 200
Edmonds, WA 98026
Phone: 206-386-6600
Fax: 206-386-2452
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Colon & Rectal Clinic / First Hill
1101 Madison St.
First Hill Campus, Suite 510
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-386-6600
Fax: 206-386-2452
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Mill Creek Campus Specialists
13020 Meridian Ave. S.
Everett, WA 98208
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Redmond Campus Specialists
18100 NE Union Hill Rd.
Redmond, WA 98052
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