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If you require colorectal surgery because of cancer or a benign disease, you want to feel confident in your care. Because of major advances in technology, our experienced colorectal surgeons often offer patients surgery for colon and rectal cancer with minimally invasive techniques that allow for smaller incisions and improved recovery. Even patients who may require more extensive surgery are experiencing improved outcomes and survival from colon cancer with adequate medical and surgical treatment.
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. Doctors have also learned what makes colorectal surgery more successful, such as being sure to remove enough lymph nodes during the procedure.
The decision to give a patient an ostomy bag is taken seriously and is only made when absolutely necessary. If a patient needs to have a bag, the team does its very best to prepare and educate the patient before the operation, during hospitalization, and in the follow-up period after the operation.
EXPERTISE AND TEAMWORK
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.
Our colorectal surgeons 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, urogynecology, and gynecologic oncology. 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 patients’ 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