Colon And Rectal Surgery

What Is Colon And Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is used to treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions affecting the colon, rectum and anus, including inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, and colorectal cancer. With almost 150,000 cases of colon cancer diagnosed in the U.S. every year¹, staying up to date on regular colonoscopies is important. Regular colonoscopies are encouraged for anyone over 45 and anyone who has a family history of colon cancer. Talk to your doctor about your specific screening schedule as your needs may be different based on your unique medical history.

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Colon And Rectal Surgery Candidates

In addition to the treatment of colorectal cancer, colon and rectal surgeons are able to treat a wide variety of conditions affecting the colon and rectum. These conditions include:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal fissure
  • Polyps
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with or suspects any of these conditions, please contact USMD Hospital at Arlington and ask for assistance in contacting a colorectal surgeon in DFW.

Thank you very Dr Toker for the beautiful Surgery. Thanks to all who facilitated in my recover Ms. Comfort - recovery, Cindy in pre op - and Tammy in post-op.  I really love this place and recommend it if your needing some excellent specialized care.

D.K.

Colon And Rectal Surgery Technologies

USMD Hospital at Arlington is proud to offer the latest in minimally invasive surgery capabilities. Minimally invasive surgeries use smaller incisions so the recovery time is shortened, and there is less chance of complication. The surgeons who operate at our hospital use advanced endoscopic and laparoscopic alternative techniques to traditional colon and rectal surgeries. Some surgeries can even be performed with the assistance of robotic technology to make more precise incisions and movements, allowing for the most optimal surgical result with less downtime and chance of complication. Our team stays at the forefront of new and emerging technologies to continue changing lives with minimally invasive surgical options.

A Patient-First Surgical Team

When you choose USMD Hospital at Arlington for your surgical needs, you are choosing a surgical team that will always put you first. USMD Hospital at Arlington has been awarded CareChex's top 10% of hospitals in the nation for Medical Excellence in Major Bowel Procedures, and Dexur ranked USMD Hospital at Arlington among the top hospitals in the nation for the lowest length of stay for colorectal surgeries. If you or someone you love has any of the conditions listed above or are in need of colon or rectal surgery, contact our hospital in Arlington, TX for assistance in contacting an experienced surgeon on our medical staff.

¹https://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/colorect.html

Gastroenterology Surgery

USMD Hospital at Arlington is a joint venture with Texas Health Resources and meets the definition under federal law of a physician-owned hospital. Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital. A list of physician owners is available upon request.