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Dr. Harvey Allen Shub, M.D.

Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Dr. Harvey Allen Shub M.D. is a top Proctologist in Orlando, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Harvey Allen Shub M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Harvey Allen Shub M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Harvey Allen Shub M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Orlando, FL, Dr. Harvey Allen Shub M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
48 years Experience
Dr. Harvey Allen Shub, M.D.
  • Orlando, FL
  • Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
  • Accepting new patients

Why am I passing blood in my stools?

You should pay a visit to a colon and rectal surgeon. A rectal exam should be performed to rule out hemorrhoids, fissure, or polyp or tumor. A colonoscopy should be done for completeness. READ MORE
You should pay a visit to a colon and rectal surgeon. A rectal exam should be performed to rule out hemorrhoids, fissure, or polyp or tumor. A colonoscopy should be done for completeness.

What are the chances that my polyps could be cancer?

Only a small percentage of colon polyps are found to be cancerous. The larger they are, the more the percentage goes up. Also, the type matters as well, adenomatous vs. villous, READ MORE
Only a small percentage of colon polyps are found to be cancerous. The larger they are, the more the percentage goes up. Also, the type matters as well, adenomatous vs. villous, with villous being more likely to have a cancer.

What the best diet recommended for diverticulosis?

A diet with fresh fruit and vegetables, mild amount of fiber, and at least four glasses of water daily.

Can hemorrhoids cause internal injury?

You might have a fissure which can be painful. Consult a colon and rectal surgeon.

Why do I have to go to the bathroom after eating spicy food?

Irritable colon is sensitive to spicy foods. Spicy foods in general cause loose stools.

Does eating too much of fruits cause issues with the colon?

Correct, too much of a good thing can cause some problems.

How are hemorrhoids treated in elderly people?

Yes at his age I would recommend rubber band ligations.

How can a proctologist treat my anal pain?

You probably have a fissure. Consult a colon and rectal surgeon.

Should someone with hemorrhoids change their diet?

A diet high in fiber might help.

Is there a permanent treatment for hemorrhoids?

Yes surgery can produce a lasting cure.

I have a family history of colon polyps. What can I do to prevent it?

Depending on your age and the age of your parents at the time of discovery of their polyps. If at a young age there is familial polyps is which is inherited and requires surgery.If READ MORE
Depending on your age and the age of your parents at the time of discovery of their polyps. If at a young age there is familial polyps is which is inherited and requires surgery.If its just a few polyps in middle age then you certainly need a colonoscopy,because polyps can become cancerous..if you keep growing them you can take clinoril to keep them suppressed.




How is a proctologist different from a Gastroentrologist?

A proctologist is a old term for a physician,who treats diseases of the anus and lower rectum medically and surgically. A gastroenterologist is a physician, who treats the whole READ MORE
A proctologist is a old term for a physician,who treats diseases of the anus and lower rectum medically and surgically. A gastroenterologist is a physician, who treats the whole GI tract medically and does endoscopies.Today there are very few proctologists left. They have been replaced by Board certified surgeons,called colon and rectal surgeons,who operate on the entire GI tract and do colonoscopies.

Is it safe to go for hernia surgery if I have colitis?

Yes, it is safe to undergo hernia surgery.

What could be the reason for anal fissures?

Most likely. A fissure is caused by hard bowel movements (constipation).

What is the aftercare required after anal fissure surgery?

Recovery within a few weeks. Taking Sitz baths daily and stool softness is the norm.

Can a topical cream cause itching in the anus?

Yes, you should be using a hydrocortisone product.

Can hemorrhoids turn into anus cancer?

No, hemorrhoids do not cause cancer.