Recent major advances
Recent advances in colorectal surgery have improved patients’ quality and length of life. These advances include minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopic and robotic), ostomy bag alternatives, and other procedures that preserve normal bowel functions. For example, our surgeons recognize the importance of sphincter-sparing treatments that allow most colorectal cancer patients to heal after surgery with the ability to pass bowel movements naturally without an ostomy bag.
Expertise and teamwork
If you require colorectal surgery because of cancer or a benign disease, you want to feel confident in your care. Our surgeons are experts in recent advances and traditional treatments. They are all members of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and are board certified in colorectal surgery. They participate nationally, serving on committees and giving presentations across the country.
And our surgeons don’t just perform surgery, they teach it. For almost four decades Baystate Medical Center has been the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine. Our surgeons today are training the surgeons of tomorrow.
The colorectal surgeons at Baystate Medical Center offer a collaborative approach to patient care that may include registered nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and genetic counselors, as well as colleagues in other specialties -- such as gastroenterology, radiation therapy, medical oncology, urology, UroGyn and GynOnc. Everyone works together to find the best treatment approach for you.
It’s all about quality of life
Studies have shown that patients treated by colon and rectal surgeons have excellent results because of high quality care. These patients will pay less for care because of fewer complications.
The real measure of success, though, is you. We know the ultimate quality of our work is measured by the quality of our patient’s lives.
Our areas of expertise ranges from the common to the complex, including:
- Anal cancer
- Anorectal disorders (hemorrhoids, fistula, fissures, rectal prolapse)
- Colon & rectal cancer
- Fecal incontinence
- Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
- Pelvic floor disorders (incontinence, constipation, pain)
- Polyposis syndromes