If you have colorectal cancer, UPMC's colon and rectal specialists in Central Pa. will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to create your personalized treatment plan.
At UPMC in Central Pa., we take a team approach to colorectal cancer care. Our specialists will work closely with your family doctor, gastroenterologist, and other medical specialists — including surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and radiation and medical oncologists – to develop your personalized treatment plan.
Our surgeons provide expert surgical care using the latest open, laparoscopic, and robotic techniques. Whenever possible, we perform minimally invasive procedures to shorten your recovery time, reduce pain, and provide the best possible outcome.
Surgery is often the main form of treatment for colorectal cancer. However, your treatment plan may also include radiation, chemotherapy, or other forms of treatment. Your multidisciplinary colorectal cancer care team will develop a treatment plan for your specific condition.
Our board-certified colon and rectal surgeons are skilled in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgical techniques. Whenever possible, we use sphincter-preserving techniques and other approaches that preserve natural bowel function. And, our surgeons will use minimally invasive techniques to shorten your recovery time, decrease pain, and improve outcomes.
Our outstanding team of colon rectal surgeons, including those at UPMC Pinnacle Colon and Rectal Surgery, perform a full range of open and minimally invasive procedures such as colonoscopy, colon surgery, hemorrhoid removal, and treatment of anorectal conditions. Our board certified surgeons perform both laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques which can reduce pain, reduce the amount of time you spend in the hospital, and shorten the time it takes to heal from a surgical procedure.
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