Colon and rectal specialists, also known as colorectal specialists have acquired particular skills and knowledge about the medical and surgical management of diseases of the intestinal tract, colon and rectum, anal canal, and perianal area. They have special skills in the performance of endoscopic procedures of the rectum and colon.
Colon and rectal specialists have been trained to deal with conditions such as, but not limited to colon and rectal cancer, colorectal polyps, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis), diverticulitis or diverticulosis, as well as common anal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissures, abscesses, and fistulas. Their training in colon and rectal surgery also provides in-depth knowledge of intestinal and anorectal physiology required for the treatment of problems such as constipation and fecal incontinence.
Board-certified colon and rectal specialists are committed to the highest standards of care for patients having specific diseases affecting the intestinal system. They can take care of the simplest and most complex surgical diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.