Colon & Rectal Surgery

Our expert colorectal surgeons are here for you

Expert Colon & Rectal Surgery 

At Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth, our colon and rectal surgeons offer surgical services for a range of conditions affecting the colon and rectum. Our surgeons also are experts in minimally invasive procedures. These procedures can improve your overall health and promote a quick recovery.

Surgery can treat:

Noncancerous Conditions

These are conditions that affect the colon, rectum or anus. While not cancerous, they can affect your quality of life. In most cases, we recommend medication treatment first. Some people, however, need surgery.

We offer surgical treatment for these noncancerous conditions:

  • Anal fistulae
  • Diverticulosis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fissures
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal prolapse

Cancerous Conditions 

Our surgeons are experts at treating cancer. They use procedures that safely combat cancer in the colon and rectum. After removing cancer, our specialists work hard to reconstruct your bowel after surgery. This lowers the risk of needing a permanent ostomy bag.

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)

Surgery is not usually the first treatment choice for Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. However, sometimes it is the best medical option. In these cases, our surgeons work with our gastroenterology specialists. Together, they will create a treatment plan specific to your needs.

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Services & Procedures

Our surgical experts use the latest technology to provide you with the care you need. They also work with other providers to offer a range of services, including: