Conditions treated – and the treatments offered – by Washington University colon and rectal surgeons include:

Cancer of the colon and rectum

Incidence, diagnosis and screening

  • Screening colonoscopy
  • Transrectal ultrasound for rectal cancer staging
  • Management of sporadic and hereditary colon and rectal cancers
    • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • Multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment
    • Radiation oncology
    • Medical oncology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Enterostomal therapy

Treatment techniques

  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Sentinel lymph node mapping

Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis – restorative procedures
  • Crohn’s disease – medical and surgical management

Laparoscopic colon surgery

Diseases treated:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colon polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Chronic constipation

Benign anorectal disorders

  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids and other anorectal disorders
  • Pelvic floor disorders


  • Enterostomal therapy


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Make an appointment

To make an appointment with a colorectal surgeon, please call 314-454-7177.