About Our Practice
 
Scope of Practice:
 
We care for patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract that require surgery.  These disorders can be grouped as “upper gastrointestinal tract” and “lower gastrointestinal tract”.  The lower gastrointestinal tract makes the field of colorectal surgery which includes benign and malignant diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.   Among disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract we treat patients with benign and malignant diseases of the stomach, small intestine and gallbladder.
 
Our expertise is centered on the following disorders:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colon and rectal polyps and cancer
  • Familial polyposis
  • Cholelitiasis (gallstones)
  • Benign anal pathology
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fissures
  • Fistulas
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Recto-vaginal fistulas
  • Colonic dysmotility
  • Chronic constipation (inertia)
  • Gut malrotation
  • Volvulus

Techniques applied for these disorders include:

  • Minimal access surgery (laparoscopic)
  • Restorative procotocolectomy (ileal pouch anal anastomosis)
  • Anal phincter preservation surgery for rectal cancer
  • Proctectomy, coloanal anastomosis, colonic "J" pouch
  • Transanal excision of polyps and cancers
  • Anal sphincteroplasty for anal sphincter disruption
  • Endorectal advancement flaps for rectal fistulas
  • Sclerotherapy /rubber band ligation of hemorrhoids

 
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