Penn Colon and Rectal Surgery is dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus.

Surgeon in the operating room

Multidisciplinary Care

Our unique approach enables us to work as a team, providing patients with the expert care across subspecialties.

Advanced Surgery

Penn Medicine colorectal surgeons are 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. A multidisciplinary approach enables us to work as a team, providing patients with the expert care across subspecialties.

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, and fistulas.

The Latest Procedures and Techniques

A combination of high level experience and pioneering work in surgical techniques and procedures means an individualized treatment plan tailored to each patient.

Individualized treatment plans include:

  • Multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of rectal cancer, with an emphasis on sphincter preservation.
  • Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, including continence-preserving restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis.
  • Treatment of pelvic floor disorders, including urinary and fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and constipation.
  • Surgical treatment for diverticulitis and diverticular disease.
  • Treatment of anorectal disease, including anal fistulas, fissures and hemorrhoids.
  • Minimally 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.

Team

Meet the team of experts involved in colon and rectal surgery. 

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