Colorectal Surgery

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U.S. News & World Report high performing hospitals for colon cancer surgery

Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

UT Southwestern Medical Center has earned a "High Performing" rating for colon cancer surgery, placing us among the country’s leading facilities for this procedure.

Experienced surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center are skilled in the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery to treat diseases of the colon (large intestine). We provide comprehensive care to prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat colorectal cancer and other conditions.

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Colon cancer screening is one of the most important things you can do for yourself or your loved ones. The evidence is clear — screening for colon cancer saves lives.

Advanced Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. These conditions include colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other disorders.

UT Southwestern is a recognized leader in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Our skilled surgeons provide safe, effective medical care, traditional surgery, and minimally invasive procedures that help prevent, screen for, diagnose, and treat colon and rectal diseases.

Conditions We Treat with Colorectal Surgery

Our expert physicians treat the spectrum of colorectal illnesses, such as:

  • Anal cancer
  • Anal conditions such as fissures, fistula, and hemorrhoids
  • Colorectal cancer and polyps (benign growths that can become cancerous)
  • Diverticular disease, a common condition that causes small pouches (diverticula) to form in weak areas of the colon, which can become infected or inflamed
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
  • Rectal prolapse, a condition that occurs when part of the rectal lining protrudes outside the body

Options for Colorectal Surgery

At UT Southwestern, a team of specialists works together to create a comprehensive, personalized treatment program for each patient. Our physicians are trained in the latest surgical techniques, such as minimally invasive surgery, which can reduce pain, recovery time, and scarring.

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