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Our board-certified surgeons possess nearly 50 years combined experience treating colon and rectal diseases. We have brought their knowledge and expertise together in a single surgical practice to ensure greater access and ease for our patients in everything from arranging appointments to filling prescriptions and of course, advanced treatment. Our breakthroughs and surgical techniques continually make the latest news headlines.

Please read the latest Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery news.

Time for your colonoscopy? Don’t sweat it, just get it!

No one looks forward to a colonoscopy, but it’s one of the smartest things you can do to protect your health. This routine screening saves lives through the early detection of colon cancer and removal of polyps, often before they have a chance to become cancerous. Appearing on a recent FOX35 News segment, Dr. Monson addressed the anxieties patients often have regarding this procedure and explained that it’s really not as uncomfortable as you might think.

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John Monson, MD, Discusses Future of Digestive Healthcare in Florida MD Magazine

When John Monson, MD, joined Florida Hospital as the system’s Executive Director of Colorectal Surgery back in April, he wanted to do more than just lead the Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery team.

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Watch our world-class physicians discuss the latest innovations at the Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery

The Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery is at the forefront of innovative, evidence-based surgical techniques. The team aims to heal and treat conditions with the least-invasive means possible so patients can get back to their daily routine in a shorter amount of time.

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200th TAMIS Surgery Completed!

Dr. Matthew Albert and Dr. George Nassif recently participated in the 200th TAMIS procedure, learn more and see photos from the groundbreaking event here.

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Dr. Albert Gives Closing Keynote in Ireland

Dr. Matthew Albert recently lectured about the innovative TAMIS procedure at Dublin Academic Medical Centre’s 21st International Meeting on Colorectal Cancer in Ireland.

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Dr. Atallah Leads Innovative taTME Training Session

Twelve colorectal surgeons gathered at University of California San Diego’s Center for the Future of Surgery to study innovative techniques first developed by Center for Colon and Rectal Surgery doctors.

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Running Against Cancer, Reaching Out to the Community

With a goal of helping promote Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of colonoscopies for saving lives, the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery was front and center at Track Shack’s Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race presented by Florida Hospital on March 15.

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Robotic Courses for Colorectal Residency Programs in 2013-2014

As a leading colorectal surgery center in Orlando, Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery is actively involved in education and research to train medical students, physician assistant students and international fellows in the latest colon and rectal surgery techniques and procedures. Our close, continuing relationships with professors from institutions like the University of Central Florida Medical School and the Florida College of Medicine help guide the education and advance the next generation of surgeons.

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TAMIS YouTube Video Receives Over 1 Million Views

April 28, 2012

YouTube video on the newest colorectal procedure, TAMIS, featuring Dr. Sam Atallah has received over 1 million views.


Dr. Teresa H. deBeche-Adams Presents on TAMIS

May 15, 2012

Dr. Teresa H.deBeche-Adams presents on Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) at the Gastrointestinal (GI) department meeting at Florida Hospital Orlando.


World's First Transanal Robotic Surgery Report Published by Center For Colon & Rectal Surgery Doctors

May 18, 2012

Doctors from the Center For Colon & Rectal Surgery publish report of world’s first transanal robotic surgery for excision of rectal cancer. The operation was performed at the Global Robotics Institute, together with Dr. Parra-Davila.


Colon & Rectal Surgery Will Participate in Annual ASCRS National Meeting

June 2-6, 2012

Doctors from the Center For Colon & Rectal Surgery will travel to San Antonio, TX to participate in the national annual meeting for the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). Each year, this meeting is attended by thousands of surgeons. They will present on a variety of cutting-edge surgeries, including Robotic Surgery for Colon Cancer, and TAMIS.


Dr. Teresa deBeche-Adams will travel to Wash U. to train surgeons on TAMIS

April 28, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

Dr. Teresa deBeche-Adams will travel to Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) to train surgeons in TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery.  The event is sponsored by Applied Medical, Inc.


Dr. Atallah gives presentation to ER physicians

April 25, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

On April 25, 2012, Dr. Sam B. Atallah presented and discussed common anorectal disease and pathology to about 50 emergency room physicians and health care providers.  The purpose was to improve understanding and to review current guidelines for clinical treatment.  The event was held at Ruth Chris Steak House on Sand Lake Road (Orlando)


Drs. Albert & Atallah travel to Atlanta to train surgeons on TAMIS

April 21, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

On April 4/21/2012, Drs. Albert and Atallah will be in Atlanta, GA training surgeons on TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery.  They will also train surgeons on Single Port colon surgery as well as hand-assist laparoscopy (HALS).


Dr. Atallah's Band - Room 2 - plays at Colon Cancer Benefit

March 28, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

On March 28, 2012, Dr. Atallah's Band "Room 2" played live for a Colon Cancer Awareness benefit at Winter Park Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Sam Atallah will be at the Winter Park Road Race to Promote Colon Cancer Awareness

March 23, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

Dr. Sam Atallah will be at the Winter Park Road Race 10K and 2 mile run to promote Colon Cancer Awareness and to discuss the importance of colon cancer screening.  The race will be attended by 4,000 runners.


The Center presents at the Piedmont Society

March 16, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

Doctors at the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery in Orlando present at The Piedmont Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons March 16th and March 17th, 2012.  On March 16th, Dr. Teresa deBeche-Adams will present the group's work on Robotic Transanal Surgery; Dr. Seema Izfar will present results of Early Single-Stage Laparoscopic Intervention for Acute Diverticulitis; and Dr. Sam Atallah will present data and show video of perineal proctosigmoidectomy with mesh augmentation.  Other speakers on that day will include Anthony Senagore, MD, and James Fleshman, MD.


Drs. Albert, Atallah, and deBeche-Adams to discuss TAMIS in Orlando

March 12, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

Doctors from the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery will present TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS) to a group of physicians in Orlando, FL on March 14, 2012


Dr. Albert to appear on live TV

March 10, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

To promote colon cancer awareness, Dr. Matthew R. Albert with the Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery will appear on Channel 13 News March 11, 2012 along with a colon cancer survivor.  They will discuss the importance of screening and address issues related to colon cancer.


Doctors to Present Studies at National Scientific Meeting

March 2, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

Doctors at the Center for Colon & Rectal surgery will present their research at a major surgical conference (SAGES - Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons) held this year in San Diego, CA; March 7-10, 2012.  It will be attended by thousands of surgeons from around the world. They will present research about laparoscopic surgery for diverticulitis and treating early stage rectal cancer with TAMIS - TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery.  TAMIS is a new technique for resection of early stage rectal cancers which was invented by the group.  Dr. Matthew Albert will chair a session on Transanal Colorectal and Single Port Surgery with Co-Chairs Deborah Nagle, MD and Wai Lun Law, MD.  Dr. deBeche-Adams will discuss novel applications of TAMIS.


Dr. Teresa deBeche-Adams to Discuss Colon Cancer

February 23, 2012 Colon & Rectal Practice News

Dr. Teresa deBeche-Adams along with GI doc Aniq Shaikh, MD will discuss colon cancer in an on-going effort to bring awareness to the community. 

Event details:

Title: Colon Cancer is a Silent Killer

Date and Time: March 1, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Location: Florida Hospital East Orlando7727 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32822

Info: While colon cancer is one of the nation’s fastest growing cancers, it’s also one of the most preventable and curable if caught early. Join our specialists to learn more about what you can do. Presented by:Teresa deBeche-Adams, MD, Colon and Rectal SurgeryAniq Shaikh, MD, Gastroenterology Healthy Refreshments—5:30 pm Lectures—6:00 pm