Referral Information and Physician Resources for the Division of Colorectal Surgery
University Hospitals Division of Colorectal Surgery represents one of the most experienced minimally invasive colorectal teams in the country, and is by far the most experienced minimally invasive surgical resource in the region.
Our program consistently meets international benchmarks for minimally invasive colorectal surgery:
- Mortality: 0.3 percent
- Length of stay: median three days
- Complications/readmission rate: 6 percent
UH stands at the leading edge of laparoscopic and minimally invasive procedures, including the implementation of optimized Enhanced Recovery Pathways (ERPs) that can reduce strain on other organs, reduce pain, blood loss and risk of infection, shorten hospital stays and recovery times.
Pioneering Minimally Invasive Techniques
Our surgeons, who have pioneered many minimally invasive techniques, teach nationally and internationally on a regular basis, publishing many of the authoritative texts on these conditions. As an affiliate of the prestigious Institute for Surgery and Innovation (ISI) and American College of Surgeons Level One Institute, physicians from across the globe travel to UH regularly to study our innovative surgical procedures.