NewYork-Presbyterian offers state-of-the-art care in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders affecting the lower gastrointestinal tract, specifically the colon, rectum, and anus. These disorders include colon and rectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular diseases, and functional problems such as rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids.
Our colon and rectal surgical staff has developed a unique depth and breadth of experience, serving two specialized centers known for leading-edge medical, surgical, and after-care knowledge and techniques. NewYork-Presbyterian surgeons specialize in the minimal access approaches to colon and rectal surgery using laparoscopic techniques that have been developed over the last ten years. Laparoscopic surgery has a range of benefits, including decreased post-operative pain, shorter post-operative recovery time, and less noticeable scarring.