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Our Technology and Expertise

Our division offers advanced, clinical treatment options for colon and rectal disorders that include:

  • Sphincter-preserving surgery (SPS) for rectal cancer
  • Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery
  • Ileal-anal (Pelvic) J-pouch surgery
  • Transanal excision of rectal tumors
  • Bowel conserving surgery for Crohn’s disease
  • Robotic surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
  • Sacral nerve stimulator for fecal incontinence

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery techniques are often used in the treatment of conditions of the colon and rectum. Using minimally invasive colorectal surgery, our surgeons apply these advanced technologies to: 

  • Avoid large incisions
  • Lessen trauma to the body
  • Preserve colorectal structure and function, including the creation of bowel anastomosis, and innovative methods to avoid permanent colostomies and ileostomies
  • Minimize the effect of surgery on the immune system

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment or for more information about our programs and services, call (877) 684-7189.

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