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Colon & Rectal Surgery

Presbyterian Medical Group’s colon and rectal surgeons, often called colorectal surgeons, provide care for problems related to the lower intestinal tract, including the colon and rectum. These surgeons have general surgery training with a specific focus on treating disorders and diseases of the lower intestinal tract. They can care for problems such as colon or rectal polyps, hemorrhoids, and inflammatory bowel disease.

Conditions Treated

A few common conditions treated include:

  • Colon and rectal polyps/cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel conditions, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anorectal problems, such as fissures, condyloma, and fistulas
  • Constipation and fecal incontinence
  • Pelvic floor disorders, such as rectocele or obstructive defecation
  • Rectal prolapse

Testing & Treatment Options

A few common tests and treatments include:

  • Appendectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Fissure repair
  • Fistula repair
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis surgery (J-Pouch)
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic intestinal surgery
  • Polyp removal
  • Rectal prolapse repair
  • Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization

Our Providers

Our colon and rectal surgeons are part of our larger general surgery team. They can provide pre-operative diagnostic services, inpatient surgical services, as well as outpatient and follow-up services for a wide variety of diagnoses affecting the lower intestinal tract. Our team use minimally-invasive laparoscopic or robotic-controlled techniques when possible, which can lead to shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times after surgery.

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