Expert colon and rectal surgeons at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and across our health system, provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for conditions that affect the colon, small bowel, rectum, and anus. After completing training in general surgery, our experienced surgeons undergo advanced fellowship training to treat colorectal conditions. We treat benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) conditions, perform routine screening examinations, and offer surgical treatment when necessary.
Our surgeons have earned worldwide recognition for their advancements in colorectal surgery. With unmatched skill, knowledge, and training, our board-certified surgeons perform the most innovative surgical techniques and teach other surgeons from across the country the latest minimally invasive and robotic surgery procedures.
Conditions and Treatments
- Anal abscess/fistulas
- Anal fissure
- Bowel obstruction
- Colorectal cancer
- Complex colorectal polyps
- Complex stoma problems
- Diverticular disease
- Familial polyposis syndromes
- Fecal incontinence
- Hemorrhoidal disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Laparoscopic colorectal surgery
- Rectal prolapse
- Robotic colorectal surgery
How to Prepare for Surgery
Each surgery experience is different for every patient. Your surgeon’s office can help you prepare for surgery, understand what to expect, and access any information or resources you need. You can also prepare for surgery by following the general guidelines below.
For Outpatient Surgery
If you are returning home following your surgery, please bring:
- Your insurance cards and photo ID
- A list of all medications you are currently taking (including dosage) and any medication you may need to take during your visit
- Insurance referral and authorizations
Please arrive at the office before your scheduled surgery time to prepare for your surgery. You should also follow any instructions about drinking and eating that your surgeon provides. Your surgeon may also ask you to avoid taking certain medicines before your procedure.
You should bring a friend or family member with you to your surgery so they can drive you home and care for you after your procedure.
If you have any other questions about your procedure, please contact your surgeon’s office.
Why Choose UHealth?
Improving the future of surgical care. We participate in the latest research and clinical trials, which help determine which surgeries work best for which patients. This research improves patient safety and quality of care while shaping the future of surgical treatment. Our surgeons have helped develop new procedures to treat a wide range of conditions, helping patients experience faster recoveries and fewer surgical risks.
A comprehensive team of surgeons. We provide advanced surgical care for many health problems — from heart conditions to cancer. You’ll receive care from a surgeon who has specialized experience and expertise in your specific condition, ensuring you receive the right care for your needs.
Leaders in robotic surgery treatment. The University of Miami Health System is home to some of the world’s most experienced robotic surgeons. That’s why doctors from across the globe come to our facility to learn from our surgeons. We were the first academic medical center to use the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system and complete more than 5,000 robotic surgeries — procedures that offer less pain and scarring and a faster recovery.
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