Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Leading the Way in Colorectal Surgery through Research and Innovation

The Division of Colorectal Surgery at University Hospitals is widely regarded as a national leader in colorectal surgery and demonstrates expertise through advanced medical care, leadership in education and leading-edge clinical research.

State-of-the-Art Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Technology

Surgeons at UH are nationally recognized leaders in laparoscopic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Our experts played a key role in the development and advancement of laparoscopic colorectal surgery, a sophisticated procedure that uses small pinholes as surgical entry points.

As a result, patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery experience:

  • Less blood loss
  • Lower chance of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery time

For complicated colorectal issues, we can identify hard-to-diagnose conditions using state-of-the-art 3-D imaging with ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and flexible endoscopy.

One of our most successful minimally invasive techniques is transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) and advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy with endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection. These procedures allows the safe and effective removal of colon polyps or small cancers from the rectum and colon.

With these advancements in minimally invasive treatment options, patients at the Division of Colorectal Surgery have improved post-operative care and they can enjoy better quality of life after surgery.

Leadership in Education

Our groundbreaking colorectal surgical procedures have been accepted by doctors across the country as treatment options to improve patient outcomes. Whether through our University Hospitals affiliation with the prestigious Institute for Surgery and Innovation (ISI) or onsite in our state-of-the-art surgical facilities, physicians from across the nation, as well as internationally, regularly travel to University Hospitals in Cleveland to learn about our innovative colorectal surgical procedures.

Our experts hold memberships and leadership roles in the most prominent colorectal surgery organizations, including the American Society of Colorectal Surgery, International Society for Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, and the Society for American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Our doctors also hold editorial positions in the field's leading scholarly publications such as:

  • Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
  • World Journal of Surgery
  • World Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal Disease
  • Polish Journal of Surgery

Influential Colorectal Research

In collaboration with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, the Division of Colorectal Surgery at UH celebrates a long tradition of excellence in clinical research. This award-winning research on colorectal surgery provides us with firsthand knowledge of technology and innovations to provide our patients with advanced care for improved outcomes. Our experts are widely published and have authored books, hundreds of book chapters, scholarly articles and seminal papers on colorectal surgery.

Abstracts from Our Respected Colorectal Surgeons

Learn more about some of the ground-breaking research conducted by our colorectal surgeons through these research abstracts.

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