MetroHealth’s highly skilled, board-certified colon and rectal surgeons perform many procedures on an outpatient basis, meaning you typically go home the same day. We have expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, resulting in less pain and a quicker recovery time.
If you need surgery, you'll get instructions on what to do before and after your operation. If surgery isn't the answer, your doctor will suggest other ways to help you. Our staff is adept at performing nonsurgical procedures to help with some colorectal issues, and we suggest diet and lifestyle changes that can help alleviate symptoms.
We value communication, listening and creating a relationship of trust where you feel safe and confident. We also know that discussing colorectal issues can be challenging, and work hard to make our patients feel comfortable.
Conditions We Treat
- Anal abscesses
- Anal cancer
- Anal fissures
- Anal fistula
- Anal warts and dysplasia (precancerous changes)
- Crohn's disease
- Pilonidal disease
- Rectal prolapse
- Ulcerative colitis
Colorectal surgeons can also assist when problems such as rectal pain or bleeding need a closer look.
Surgery for Colon Cancer and More
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Anal cancer
Other types of cancers are sometimes treated by our colorectal surgeons as well. Often, these cancers are diagnosed by other medical professionals, and our colorectal surgery team steps in to provide the treatment and follow-up support. Throughout the process, our colorectal surgery team maintains open lines of communication with all of the doctors involved in your care, including specialists in oncology, radiology and primary care.