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Division of Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery is dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. The Division has as its mission, the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective medical care with dignity and compassion.

The Division and its members are pledged to provide high quality teaching to fellows, residents, medical students, allied healthcare personnel, and peers in an encouraging environment. The Division and its members are committed to unbiased participation in clinical and basic research projects in the field of colon and rectal surgery, colon and rectal diseases and their treatment, and any fields that bear upon the broad field of colon and rectal health. The aim of the Division is to provide molecular diagnosis and precision medicine for each individual with colorectal cancer.

 The prime focus of the Division of Colorectal Surgery is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and ailments arising in the anus, rectum, and large bowel (colon), including colon, rectal, and anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), diverticular disease, problems with incontinence and prolapse, as well as hemorrhoids, fissures, and fistulas. The Division specializes in diagnosing colorectal conditions by colonoscopy and proctoscopy examination. The Division treats appropriate cases operatively—specializing in sphincter (anal)-preserving colon and rectal surgery for cancer and benign disease, minimal invasive colon surgery (laparoscopic and robotic surgery), surgery for anal incontinence and rectal prolapse, and both operative and medical therapies for anal diseases and complaints.