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About Us - Colorectal Cancer Surgery at Rochester General

A team approach to colorectal care.

When you come to us seeking treatment for colon cancer, you can rest assured you will be cared for in a compassionate, respectful environment. Our team of board-certified colorectal surgeons and medical specialists are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the intestinal tract.

Our colorectal expertise includes treatment of:

  • Tumors of the colon and rectum (colon and anal cancer)
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis 
  • Chron's disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Anorectal problems
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Anal fissure and complex anal fistulae
    • Anal warts
    • Proctitis
    • Rectal prolapse
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The first and only group of colon and rectal surgeons in Rochester, NY, to be fully board certified by the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), our team is experienced in a variety of advanced and unique surgical procedures, including:
  • J-pouch surgery (total proctocolectomy, ileal pouch and anastomosis)
  • Anorectal reconstruction
  • Colectomy and ostomy procedures
  • Colorectal and anal cancer screening
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) surgery
  • Pouch procedures
  • Robotic colorectal surgery (using the da Vinci® Surgical System)
  • Sphincter-saving surgery

To learn more about the full spectrum of colorectal treatments we provide, visit our Diagnosis & Treatment page.

Quality matters.
The Rochester General Division of Colorectal Surgery is proud to hold the following distinctions that help us provide the highest level of care available to our patients:

  • The first and only group of fully board-certified colon and rectal surgeons to offer robotic colorectal surgery in New York
  • Internationally recognized for providing one of the highest volumes of robotic colorectal surgeries, and serving as proctors for surgeons and trainees
  • The largest group of robotic-certified colon and rectal surgeons in the nation to provide robotic colorectal surgery 
  • The first fully credentialed colon and rectal surgeons in Rochester, NY, to offer sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence
  • The only group of colon and rectal surgeons in Rochester to provide simple and complex wound and ostomy care in an outpatient setting  
  • The only group of colon and rectal surgeons in Rochester to provide genetic testing and counseling for hereditary colorectal cancers
  • In the top 1% of colorectal specialists in Rochester, NY, for positive outcomes and have a surgical site infection (SSI) percentage below the national average
  • The area’s only group of colon and rectal surgeons to offer the J-Pouch Support Group, which is open to the public for anyone who is considering or has had any part of the J-pouch surgery

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