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Colorectal Surgery

For a Referral to an RWJ Colorectal Surgeon, Call 888.MD.RWJUH.

The RWJ Hamilton colorectal surgical team conducts procedures related to the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the colon, rectum, anus and small bowel.

Colon and rectal surgeons treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routine screenings and examinations, and surgically treat problems when necessary. Colon and rectal surgeons are trained in general surgery and have completed advanced training in the treatment of colon and rectal conditions.

What does it mean to be board certified?

Board certification means your physician is dedicated to providing exceptional patient care through a rigorous, voluntary commitment to lifelong learning through board certification by the American Board of Surgery and/or American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. In addition to completing education, residency and state licensure, your surgeon is committed to continuing education to stay current with the latest advances in medical science and technology.

    Conditions We Treat

    • Anal abscess, fistula
    • Anal fissure
    • Cancer: anal cancer, colon cancer and rectal cancer
    • Crohn's disease
    • Diverticular disease
    • Familial polyposis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Incontinence
    • Pilonidal disease
    • Polyps of the colon and rectum
    • Ulcerative colitis

    Commonly Performed Procedures:

    • Abdominal surgery
    • Appendectomy
    • Anterior resection
    • Colon resection
    • Colostomy
    • Hemicolectomy
    • Ileostomy
    • J-Pouch procedure
    • Sigmoid resection
    • Small bowel resection

    Diagnosis and Treatment

    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Colonoscopy with biopsy or polypectomy

    Incontinence Treatment

    • Pelvic floor, rectal prolapse repair
    • Anal sphincter repair

    Proctology Surgery

    • Fistulotomy
    • Hemorrhoidectomy
    • Rectal and perianal biopsy