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Colorectal Conditions & Treatment

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Innovations in colorectal surgery, combined with our surgeons’ experience, mean fewer complications and a greater quality of life after your procedure. 

Colorectal surgeons at Baystate Health treat a variety of conditions, including:

Advances include minimally invasive surgical techniques (laparoscopic and robotic), ostomy bag alternatives, and procedures that help you keep normal bowel functions. For example, our surgeons use sphincter-sparing treatments whenever possible to give colorectal cancer patients the ability to pass bowel movements naturally, without an ostomy bag, after surgery.

Our collaborative approach to care means that your surgeon is part of a comprehensive team of registered nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, and genetic counselors, as well as doctors from other specialties—such as gastroenterology, radiation therapy, oncology, urology, and urogynecology. We’ll work together to find the right treatment for you.

Colorectal procedures we offer include:

  • Colectomy
  • Ostomy, including colostomy
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis (J-pouch)
  • Inflammatory dowel disease (IBD) surgery
  • Internal sphincterotomy
  • InterStim therapy (sacral nerve stimulation)
  • Rectopexy
  • Resection

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