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About Us - Colon & Rectal Cancer Surgery at Rochester General

A team approach to Colon & Rectal 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 colon & rectal surgeons and medical specialists are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the intestinal tract.

Our colon & rectal 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 colon & rectal treatments we provide, visit our Diagnosis & Treatment page.

Quality matters.
The Rochester General Division of Colon & Rectal 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 colon & rectal surgery in New York
  • Internationally recognized for providing one of the highest volumes of robotic colon & rectal 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 colon & rectal 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 colon & rectal cancers
  • In the top 1% of colon & rectal 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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