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Colon & Rectal Treatments We Offer

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The Center for Colon & Rectal Surgery offers innovative colorectal treatments not widely available at other institutions.

An important innovation is the repair of rectal prolapse.  Called the "Altemeier Procedure", repair of rectal prolapse is prone to recur. However, our surgeons developed a new way to strengthen the repair with a special type of mesh.

We also perform a significant portion of pelvic floor procedures laparoscopically and robotically.  As leaders in robotic colorectal surgery, our team of surgeons developed the revolutionary technique known as TAMIS, or TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery.  It is arguably the most significant development in rectal surgery over the past quarter century, and it allows surgeons to perform complex removal of certain polyps and cancers without having to enter the abdominal cavity. Taking it a step further, we demonstrated that the procedure could be done robotically, and become the first in the world to accomplish it.

Because of these developments, our surgeons have become both regionally and internationally well known.  They have developed great expertise in diagnosing and treating problems of the pelvic floor and are frequently consulted by physicians across the state to help manage difficult cases.