Research and Clinical Trials

UC San Diego Health System’s faculty in the Division of Colorectal Surgery is dedicated to providing the latest in groundbreaking and compassionate treatment.

Our physician-scientists are active in numerous research projects and clinical studies. For example, our colorectal surgeons are examining:

  • Advanced surgical techniques for colorectal and anal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and pelvic floor disorders
  • New techniques for determining a patient’s risk of cancer recurrence after surgery for early rectal cancer
  • Endoscopic infrared coagulation therapy for internal hemorrhoids
  • Squamous cell cancer of the anus
  • Robotic surgery for inflammatory bowel disease
  • The timing of colectomy in patients with aggressive ulcerative colitis
  • Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)
  • Natural orifice surgery (NOTES)
  • Post operative enhanced bowel recovery program
  • Colorectal outcome research


bullet Scientific Articles in Colorectal Surgery
View titles and abstracts of scientific articles at PubMed written by UC San Diego Health System colorectal surgeons.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are highly regulated health-related research studies that move advances in the treatment of injuries and conditions forward into clinical practice. They offer people the chance to receive newly developed therapies and provide crucial information to medical scientists. The Division of Urology is currently conducting clinical trials in a broad spectrum of urologic diseases and conditions. Find clinical trials at UC San Diego Health System currently seeking participants.

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