Colorectal surgeons treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Examples include the surgical treatment of colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer and fissures, hemorrhoids that cannot be successfully treated using other methods, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and other colorectal diseases. Patients who need a temporary or permanent ostomy (a bag worn on the outside of the abdomen to collect waste) benefit from the education and support of specially trained ostomy nurses.
The colorectal surgeons of NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley are highly experienced performing a wide range of colorectal operations, including laparoscopic, robotic, and open abdominal surgeries.
- Our surgeons specialize in the treatment of colorectal cancer, including laparoscopic and minimally invasive colorectal surgery, muscle-preserving anal fissure surgery, and transanal endoscopic microsurgery.
- They also perform complex reconstructive surgeries, such as creating a new "pouch" from intestinal tissue to replace a colon or rectum that has been surgically removed due to a disease such as cancer or colitis.
- Our highly experienced surgeons are often uniquely able to maintain or restore continence when others are unable to provide such options.