The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery treats all conditions affecting the anus, rectum and colon. This includes frequently seen benign problems, such as hemorrhoids, fissure, and fistula, as well as the management of malignant tumors of the bowel. Non-specific inflammatory bowel disease, that is, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease are of special interest.
Programs for treating these patients are well-established. Other important areas within the Division include the management of anal incontinence, sphincter-saving operations for cancer, the reservoir-anal procedure, and new technologies.
Because of the large number of patients who are seen, the Division is often solicited to participate in clinical trials involving new approaches to treatment. Clinical research is an important aspect of the Division’s commitment. There is a residency program in colon and rectal surgery which offers postgraduate general surgeons the opportunity for a year of training leading to Board Certification in Colon and Rectal Surgery.
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