Colon and rectal surgery is a specialty that requires additional training beyond that of general surgery.  A board-certified colorectal surgeon has fulfilled the requirements and standards set forth by his/her peers, and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Specialty training allows a colon and rectal surgeon to treat a variety of problems that include but are not limited to:

Anorectal Diseases

•    Hemorrhoids
•    Anal fissures
•    Abscesses and anal fistulae
•    Anal condyloma (warts)
•    Pilonidal disease

Neoplasm/ Malignancy

•    Colon and rectal cancer
•    Anal cancer
•    Carcinoid tumors
•    Presacral tumors

Inflammatory Diseases

•    Crohn's Disease
•    Ulcerative Colitis

Diverticular Disease

•    Diverticulosis
•    Diverticulitis

Functional Intestinal Diseases

•    Fecal Incontinence
•    Chronic Constipation
•    Rectal Prolapse
•    Irritable Bowel Syndrome