What is a colorectal surgeon?
A colorectal surgeon has a particular interest in diseases of the colon and rectum. To become proficient in the treatment and management of these conditions, a colorectal surgeon must undergo training in both general surgery and advanced training in problems of the lower digestive tract.
What is colorectal surgery?
Colorectal surgery repairs damage to the colon, rectum, and anus, caused by diseases of the lower digestive tract including:
- Colon and rectal cancers
- Diverticular disease
- Fecal incontinence
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Injury, obstruction, and ischemia (compromised blood supply)
- Masses and scar tissue growth needing removal
- Rectal prolapse
This service is provided at PeaceHealth Medical Group Surgery.