Colon & Rectal Surgery

About

Colon and Rectal Surgery is the division of medicine concerned with surgery performed on the intestinal tract, pelvic wall, sacrum, rectum, anus and perianal areas. The Colon and Rectal surgeons of the Oregon Clinic use sophisticated, minimally invasive surgical techniques, including robotic assisted rectal surgery, to treat a wide range of colorectal problems from removing cancerous growths to treating inflammatory bowel disease. Colon surgery is recommended to remove tumors, large or hard to reach polyps, or diverticula that are causing severe symptoms. In some cases, surgery is necessary to determine whether a growth is cancerous. The surgical procedure recommended depends upon the extent of tumor involvement and the location of the cancer. For example, some rectal cancers are very small and limited to the surface of the rectal lining. Other cancers have grown through the entire rectal wall and are adherent (stuck) to nearby structures and organs, such as the abdominal or pelvic wall, the sacrum, the bladder, or the prostate gland.

We are currently welcoming new patients. Please see our list of office locations to the right to find the location closest to you.

Once selecting a location, you can either call to schedule an appointment or click on a provider of your choice and request an appointment online.

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To refer a patient to our practice, please visit the Office Location page of your choice to conveniently submit your referral online or call us at the number listed.

Team

We are a caring and compassionate group of doctors who are highly trained in the most advanced techniques in minimally-invasive surgery options, in-office surgical solutions, and diagnosis and management of a wide range of issues within and around the intestinal tract, rectum, anus, and perianal areas.

Meet Our Providers:

Areas of Focus:
Anal Fissures, Anorectal Abscesses & Fistulas, Colon and Rectal Cancer and Polyps, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Rectal Prolapse, Robotic colon and rectal surgery
Areas of Focus:
Colorectal Cancer, Minimally invasive & sphincter sparing surgery, Surgery for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, Diverticulitis, Anorectal Abscesses & Fistulas
Areas of Focus:
Colorectal Cancer, Gall Bladder, Hernia Repair, Thyroid
Areas of Focus:
Varicose Vein Treatment, Hernia Repair, Complex Hernias, Gallbladder, Gallbladder Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery
Areas of Focus:
Cancer of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus, Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Fecal Incontinence, Minimally invasive surgery (including laparoscopic and robotic procedures)
Areas of Focus:
Anal fissures, fistulas & abscesses, Cancer of the colon, rectum, & anus, Colonoscopy, Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis, Diverticulitis, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoids, Minimally invasive & sphincter sparing surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Sacral nerve stimulator implantation
Areas of Focus:
Laparoscopic Treatment of Colon and Rectal Diseases, Transanal Resection of Rectal Polyps and Early Cancers, Hemorrhoids, Anal Fissures, Anorectal Abscesses & Fistulas, Laparoscopic Rectal Prolapse Repair
Areas of Focus:
Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colon and Small Bowel Surgery, Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease, Varicose Vein Treatment
Areas of Focus:
Laparoscopic Treatment of Colon and Rectal Diseases, Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer and Polyps, Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Diverticulitis, Minimally Invasive & Sphincter Sparing Rectal Surgery, Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM), Anal Abscess, Fistula, and Fissures, Anal Dysplasia and Cancer
Areas of Focus:
Melanoma Surgery, Thyroid & Parathyroid Disease, Surgical Oncology, Breast Cancer Surgery, General Surgery
Areas of Focus:
Acute Care Surgery, Hernia Surgery - Open and Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Surgery, Breast Disease, Melanoma, Colon & Small Bowel Disease, Laparoscopy, Soft Tissue Tumor

Conditions & Procedures

Colorectal Cancer Procedures:
For diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the colon, rectum and small bowel 
  • Minimally Invasive treatment of colon and rectal cancer
  • Total abdominal colectomy: Removal of entire colon
  • Segmental colectomy/left or right colectomy: Removal of a portion of the colon
  • Abdominoperineal resection: Removal of the anus, rectum, sigmoid colon and creation of a permanent colostomy
  • Total proctocolectomy: removal of the colon, rectum and anus
  • Small bowel resection: Removal of part of the small intestine
  • Transanal enodoscopic microsurgery (TEM): a minimally invasive technique in which certain early or superficial rectal tumors can be removed through the anus
  • Stomal creation for fecal diversion
Benign Anal/Rectal Procedures 
These procedures are predominately treated in the clinic office setting
  • Non-surgical treatments of hemorrhoids- 89% of hemorrhoid cases are treated this way
  • Fissures and condylomata
  • Abscesses and fistulas
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Procedures
These procedures are used to treat Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and related inflammatory bowel disease problems.
  • Small bowel resection: Removal of part of the small intestine
  • Segmental colectomy/left or right colectomy: Removal of a portion of the colon
  • Total abdominal colectomy: Removal of entire colon
  • Total proctocolectomy: removal of the colon, rectum and anus
  • Restorative proctocolectomy with ileoanal pouch anastomosis
  • Stoma creation for fecal diversion
Other Procedures
  • Rectopexy for rectal prolapsed
  • Surgical treatment for pelvic floor disorders