Colon and Rectal Surgery

We offer world-class surgical care to patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

Explore Our Colon and Rectal Surgery Services

Our Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is a specialty surgical group comprised of nationally recognized, fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons who deliver world-class surgical care to patients with diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

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  • Advanced endoscopic techniques
  • Advanced laparoscopic procedures (including colon resections)
  • Colon and rectal surgical oncology
  • Sacral nerve stimulation
  • Anorectal manometry (to measure the tone of the anal sphincter and rectal muscles)
  • Anorectal physiology lab
  • Anorectal ultrasounds (for the staging of rectal cancers)
  • Ultrasound imaging (to examine sphincter muscles for incontinence)

We review each case on an individual basis to determine which surgical procedure or minimally invasive approach is best suited for the patient, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Our surgeons are also among a handful of physicians in South Florida who are trained in transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS), a less invasive hybrid approach for the surgical removal of benign or pre-cancerous rectal tumors as well as polyps that are too big to be removed with a colonoscope. By threading a scope through the rectum to the site of the tumor, colorectal surgeons use highly specialized laparoscopic tools to remove the tumors in questions. TAMIS offers many benefits to patients, including:

  • Shorter procedure time
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery time

Through multidisciplinary clinics, our surgical practice also works collaboratively with oncologists from the Memorial Cancer Institute to provide expert care to patients with various forms of colorectal cancer. These clinics, along with weekly tumor boards, allow our surgeons to consult with other specialties, including radiology, pathology and medical oncology, to provide patients with the complete continuum of care.

Meet Our Team

In addition to our fellowship-trained colorectal surgeons, the following specialists are also part of our practice:

  • Enterostomal therapy (ET) nurses (specializing in the care patients who undergo colostomy or ileostomy)
  • Physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Physician assistant specially trained in the management of colorectal problems

It’s one of the most preventable, treatable and beatable cancers out there,” said Alan Herline, MD, chief, colorectal surgery program, Memorial Health System

Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable and Beatable

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