Treating colon, rectal and anal diseases is a delicate matter, requiring the highly specialized skills of a colorectal surgeon coupled with the resources of an academic medical practice.
Our SLUCare colorectal surgeons are experienced in the treatment of complex cancers, benign anorectal disease, rectal prolapse, complex diverticular disease and more. Our team uses the latest techniques, including transanal, minimally invasive and robotic surgery. We offer sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence and are the only team in St. Louis to offer high-resolution anoscopy.
As part of an academic medical practice, we coordinate patient care with other SLUCare specialists to comprehensively address your medical needs and optimize treatment for the best possible outcome. In some cases, surgery is not necessarily the answer, and we may pursue a more conservative approach. You can trust our team to present you with the facts about your condition, along with our best recommendation for treatment.
Conditions We Treat:
- Colon cancer
- Anal cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Complex diverticular disease
- Benign anorectal disease
- Pelvic floor disorder
- Rectal prolapse
- Presacral tumors
Support Following Surgery
After an operation, you’ll follow up with your SLUCare surgeon who will monitor your healing progress. If needed, you may also see nurses who specialize in wound/ostomy care and stoma education. You’ll learn how to live with and how to care for a stoma, as well as how to identify and manage complications. You will also have the option of participating in one of our stoma support groups, where you can learn from experts in stoma care and hear from others living with the condition.