Colorectal Surgery

While the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer represents a major focus of Beaumont’s colorectal surgery specialty, our multidisciplinary teams offer comprehensive care for many disorders affecting the lower intestinal tract including anal and perianal disease and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Our specialists are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and perform thousands of these surgeries each year.

Colorectal Program highlights

  • cancer screening and prevention, including counseling for familial or inherited colorectal cancer
  • multidisciplinary cancer treatment planning
  • comprehensive treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • nutritional support services
  • ostomy management education and support
  • leading edge imaging, including endoscopic and laparoscopic ultrasound, capsular endoscopy and 3-dimensional CT for virtual colonoscopy

Common disorders treated

  • colorectal cancer
  • diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • hemorrhoids
  • chronic constipation
  • incontinence
  • rectal prolapse
  • childbirth-related anorectal disorders

Special procedures offered

  • laparoscopic and robotic colectomy
  • J-pouch and other sphincter preserving options
  • minimally invasive therapies for hemorrhoids including banding, infrared coagulation, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization and stapled hemorrhoidectomy

Education

Beaumont offers residency training in colorectal surgical procedures, a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. In addition, members of the department represent an integral part of the teaching faculty for our larger fully accredited residency in general surgery. Activities include weekly multidisciplinary colorectal tumor conference, monthly journal review, grand rounds and activities promoting laparoscopic/robotic and minimally invasive surgical training in the Marcia & Eugene Applebaum Surgical Learning Center.

Colorectal Research

As one of the nation's highest volume centers for the treatment of colon and rectal disease, Beaumont participates as a member of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. Whenever appropriate, patients will be given the option to participate in national clinical trials for cancer research.

Get a Referral to a Colon and Rectal Surgeon

For a referral to a colon/rectal specialist, please visit our online referral service or call 800-633-7377.

 


The most common symptom of colon cancer is none at all.

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States. Because many people experience no symptoms during the early stages, early detection through regular screenings is the best way to improve the chance of successful treatment.

Learn more about symptoms and risk factors for colorectal cancer, or schedule your colonoscopy today by calling 866-274-6992.