Surgeon Speaking with Patient Prior to Surgery

Specialty

Colorectal Surgery

  • Care of the lower digestive system including the colon, rectum, and anus
  • Conditions managed include cancer and colonoscopy screening, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids
  • Treatments can be nonoperative or surgical, performed in the office, in outpatient centers, or in the hospital

Overview

Colorectal surgeons are specialists in the treatment of the lower gastrointestinal (GI) system, including the small and large bowel (or colon), the rectum, and the anus. They are trained general surgeons with additional fellowship training in specialized techniques for surgery on these organs. The most common disorders treated are cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Specialized techniques include robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, transanal surgery, and colonoscopy.

Expertise

Proliance colorectal surgeons provide comprehensive care of colon and rectal concerns, including:


Oncology

Cancer

Including colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, and rectal resections for cancer


Colon

Colonoscopy

Screening with biopsy


Digestive Tract

Diverticular disease


Anus

Hemorrhoids and other anorectal conditions

Including anal fissure, fistula, and pruritus ani (anal itching)


Digestive System

Inflammatory bowel conditions

Such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis


Digestive System

Minimally invasive surgeries

Including robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and transanal endoscopic microsurgery


Pelvis

Pelvic floor dysfunction


Rectum

Rectal incontinence


Rectum

Rectal prolapse

Doctors

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