Colon & Rectal Surgery

Colon & Rectal Surgery

The colorectal surgery division of the Spectrum Health Medical Group specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum. Our physicians are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (ABCRS), and they provide a wide range of surgical and non-surgical services for patients who suffer from colon and rectal conditions. We have specialized knowledge and expertise in treating the colon, rectum, anus and small bowel.

Colorectal surgery is often a necessary treatment option for colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and some cases of diverticulitis, often resulting in reconstruction of the intestinal tract. Other bowel conditions that may require surgery to a lesser extent are hemorrhoids, anal fissures (tears in the lining of the anus), rectal prolapse, and bowel incontinence. Most of these surgeries repair tears, remove blockages, or tighten sphincter muscles. Patients with anal fissures, for example, experience immediate relief, with more than 90 percent of them never having the problem recur.

Our Services

We are committed to the well-being of our patients, and our compassionate physicians are dedicated to treating the following conditions:

  • Anal abscess and fistula
  • Anal cancer
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal rectal disease
  • Anal warts
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Polyps of the colon and rectum
  • Pruritus ani
  • Rectal prolapsed
  • Rectocele
  • Ulcerative colitis 

We perform these and other specialized procedures:

  • Colon and rectal cancer screening tests
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery
  • STARR procedure  

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Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, visit our list of colorectal specialists. For driving directions, view our map of locations.

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