Dr. Marc Brand introduces himself and describes hemorrhoids.
My name is Marc Brand. I am a colon and rectal surgeon at Rush. I have been here for ten years, and that was after a training in Cleveland for eight years as first a general surgeon and then a colon-rectal surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic.
Hemorrhoids are normal tissue, and they serve a purpose in being able to help the finer function of the anal area in holding stool from coming out when you don’t want it to.
About Dr. Marc I. Brand, M.D.: