Division of Colon and Rectal
Penn colorectal surgeons are highly experienced
and committed to providing the entire spectrum
of care for their patients. Dedicated to the
assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders
of the colon, rectum, and anus our surgeons strive
to deliver high-quality, cost-effective medical
care with dignity and compassion. Our multidisciplinary
approach enables us to work as a team, providing
patients with the expert care they need at this
Our primary focus is the diagnosis and treatment
of diseases arising in the anus, rectum, and
large bowel (colon). We treat patients with diverse
problems, including colon,
rectal, and anal cancer, inflammatory
bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis),
diverticular disease, problems with fecal
incontinence and prolapse, as well as hemorrhoids, fissures,
The Latest Procedures and Techniques
At Penn, our expertise and commitment to our
patients distinguishes us among the world's best
surgeons. Our pioneering work in surgical techniques
and procedures assists us in finding what works
best for each patient's individual condition. Offering
patients superior surgical care is what we do,
all day, every day, with our:
- Multidisciplinary approach for the treatment
of rectal cancer, with an emphasis on sphincter
- Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel
disease, in collaboration with physicians in
the division of gastroenterology, including
continence-preserving restorative proctocolectomy
and ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative
- Treatment of pelvic floor disorders, including urinary and
fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and constipation,
in collaboration with members of the division
of urogynecology and urology.
- Surgical treatment for diverticulitis and
- Treatment of anorectal disease, including
anal fistulas, fissures and hemorrhoids.
invasive surgery (laparoscopic or “keyhole” surgery)
for benign and malignant diseases of the
colon and rectum.
- Screening for colorectal cancer, including
patients with a family history of colorectal
cancer and patients over 50.
Dedicated to Your Health
Penn colorectal surgeons are recognized nationally
and internationally for their clinical and
scientific contributions. They are recognized
as educators in the medical community and they
are actively involved in community education
here in the Philadelphia area.
We want our patients to be healthy and we aim
to do everything in our power to help them achieve
and sustain the highest quality of life possible.
It's what makes us leaders in our field.
For more information, please visit the Division
of Colorectal Surgery academic web site.