Colorectal Surgery Program
Colorectal Surgery Program

Digestive Disease Institute

Colorectal Surgery Program

  • Overview
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Meet Our Team

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosis of Colorectal Disorders

An accurate diagnosis of colorectal disorders is important to make sure the correct and most effective treatment is given. Depending on your individual symptoms and history, there are several options for diagnostic tests which can include:

  • Anorectal physiology testing: anorectal manometry, EMG, pudendal nerve terminal motor latency testing (PNTML)
  • Anoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Contrast enema study
  • CT scan, CT enterography
  • Endoanal and endorectal ultrasound
  • Flexible and rigid sigmoidoscopy
  • Genetic testing
  • MRI, MRI enterography, MR defecography
  • PET scan

Treatment of Colorectal Disorders

Once an accurate diagnosis is made, your colorectal surgeon will recommend the best treatment course for you. This could be a surgical or non-invasive treatment, including the following:

  • Anal fistula repair (fistulotomy, fistula laser ablation - FiLaC, endorectal advancement flap, ligation of intersphincteric tract – LIFT)
  • Biofeedback
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy with polypectomy, colonoscopy with endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
  • Destruction of anal warts
  • Genetic counseling
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Conventional hemorrhoidectomy
  • Laser hemorrhoidoplasty
  • Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD)
  • Ileostomy and colostomy creation
  • Incision and drainage of perirectal abscess
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Lateral internal sphincterotomy, fissurectomy, laser fissurectomy
  • Pilonidal disease surgery (unroofing, laser pilonidal surgery, cleft lift)
  • Proctectomy (low anterior resection, abdominoperineal resection)
  • Rectopexy
  • Rectovaginal fistula repair
  • Robotic surgery
  • Rubber band ligation of internal hemorrhoids
  • Sacral neuromodulation
  • Small bowel resection
  • Total proctocolectomy with ileal J pouch reconstruction
  • Transanal excision, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
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Meet Our Team

As well as seeing our colorectal surgeons, treatment within our Colorectal Surgery Program may involve a wide team of caregivers. This team approach aims to give you the best possible treatment outcome, from admission to treatment to recovery.

  • Clinic nurses
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
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