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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Our physicians emphasize sphincter preservation and minimally invasive surgery in the following procedures:

  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Transanal resection
  • Robotic surgery
  • Advanced surgery for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Surgery for diverticulitis and other conditions of the colon
  • Surgical treatment for benign conditions of the anus, such as fistula, hemorrhoids, and fissures
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy

Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer

By age 50, it is important to be screened for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths. UPMC Passavant would like to help you stay informed and healthy. If you have any of the following signs or symptoms, a consultation with one of our doctors might be helpful.

  • Abdominal pain
  • Excess gas
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Blood in the stool
  • Persistent heartburn
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Jaundice (yellow discoloration of the skin, eyes, urine)
  • Anemia (low red blood count)

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