The Colorectal Surgery Program at the University of Arizona is dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum, and anus. Our mission is the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective medical and surgical care with dignity and compassion.
Colorectal surgeons at the UA specialize in colon and rectal surgery, colorectal oncology, anorectal disease management, and complex pelvic floor disorders. They perform advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery approaches and sphincter-preserving surgeries, which maintain normal bowel function and quality of life and avoid the necessity of a colostomy.
We have extensive experience in:
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Benign and malignant colorectal neoplasm.
- Complex anorectal diseases.
- Management of pelvic flooer disorders, primarily fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse.
Our dedicated surgeons are specialized in diagnosing colorectal conditions by colonoscopy, endorectal and endoanal ultrasound, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and routine proctoscopic examination.
UA colorectal surgeons emphasize multidisciplinary care for patients with colon, rectal, and anal cancers to provide the most advanced and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment plan. We work closely with gastroenterology, medical oncology, diagnositic and radiation oncology, and pathology, and are members of the weekly Gastrointestinal Tumor Board. Diagnostic studies, both before and after surgery, are critical to patient care. Follow-up care for colorectal surgical patients at the UA is considered crucial for lifelong health.