Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr. Kinga Skowron Olortegui and team

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.

What We Treat

The colon and rectal surgery team at UChicago Medicine cares for patients with a wide range of colorectal diseases and disorders, including:

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.

Locations with Colon & Rectal Services