Colon and Rectal Surgery

Colon rectal surgeon in operation room

Dedicated to Providing the Best Possible Care

Colorectal surgeons at the University of Chicago Medicine diagnose and treat complex disorders of the colon, rectum and anus, including fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, colon and rectal cancer, diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor conditions. With advanced training in the management of colorectal conditions, our surgeons are skilled in non-surgical, minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques. In collaboration with specialists in digestive diseases, cancer and pelvic health, we ensure that each patient receives comprehensive and individualized care. We are one of the nation’s top-ranked hospitals for gastroenterology and GI surgery.

Treatment Options

Neil H. Hyman, MD discusses treatment with colorectal team

A colectomy is the removal of part or all of the colon, also known as the large intestine.

 Josh Strand and Janice Colwell, RN, discuss his ostomy pouch at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine

An ostomy is a surgically created opening in which the small or large intestine is brought out through an opening in the abdominal wall.

Physician Konstantin Umanskiy, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, in surgery
Robotic Surgery

Whenever possible, our surgeons offer robotic surgery to help patients recover quickly and get back to their lives as soon as possible.

Why Choose Colorectal Surgery at UChicago Medicine

UChicago Medicine has a rich tradition of national leadership and innovation in the surgical management of complex colorectal diseases, especially IBD and rectal cancer. Our team continues to build on this heritage in the treatment of a wide range of challenging colon, rectal and anal diseases, including pelvic floor disorders and perianal disease.

Roger D. Hurst, MD talking with a patient
Colon Rectal Surgery Team discussing treatment plan together
Physician Konstantin Umanskiy, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, in surgery
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Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal Surgery

If surgery is necessary, our team will partner with you to ensure an optimal recovery and outcome. Whenever possible, our surgeons use minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic and robotic surgery and trans-anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM). Our goal is to provide you with a safe, rapid and comfortable recovery from surgery so that you can quickly get back to your daily routine.

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Nationally Ranked in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

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