UC San Diego Health offers expert diagnosis and treatment of common, complex and rare conditions of the colon, rectum and anus. Our surgeons work in multidisciplinary teams to treat colorectal cancers,
inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticular disease and pelvic floor disorders.
Minimally Invasive Colon and Rectal Surgery
Our surgeons are skilled in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques. We incorporate single-incision techniques, hand-assisted surgery, robotics and transanal approaches to provide the best care to our patients. Read about recent breakthroughs in minimally invasive rectal surgery.
Robotic Colon and Rectal Surgery
We are the only team in San Diego performing robotically assisted minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery.
We also offer robotic transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), which makes it easier to extract large polyps that would otherwise not be removable. TAMIS combines single-incision laparoscopic methods with transanal endoscopic microsurgery. We treat many colorectal diseases using this approach, and train surgeons on this advanced treatment method.
Colorectal Conditions Treated
- Anal fistulas, anal fissures, hemorrhoids and rectal polyps
- Anal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic organ disorders
- Bowel obstructions, surgically treatable constipation and other bowel function disorders
Colon and rectal cancer
- HPV-related anal disorders
Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis