Dr. Othon Wiltz is the director of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Memorial Healthcare System. Through minimally invasive and innovative surgical techniques, he treats patients with a variety of conditions, including colon cancer, hemorrhoids and fissures, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and accidental bowel leakage.
Dr. Wiltz decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, who also was a colon and rectal surgeon, after seeing a patient thank him for saving her life. Now, Dr. Wiltz is carrying out his father’s legacy by changing the lives of patients at Memorial Healthcare System.
While Dr. Wiltz treats patients with a variety of conditions – from life-threatening cancers to others that simply cause discomfort – his approach to patient care is always the same. He treats patients as he would like to be treated and works with them to find out how he can make a difference in their lives.
Dr. Wiltz earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed specialized training at Deaconess Hospital in Boston and University of Minnesota.
Prior to joining Memorial Healthcare System, Dr. Wiltz was chief of Colorectal Surgery at Virginia Hospital Center, where he created a successful Colon and Rectal Surgery program and mentored future surgeons.