Patients with colon or rectal disease can count on UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services, provided by fellowship-trained specialists in a private and comfortable environment.
Board-certified in colorectal surgery, your surgeon is part of a team of skilled and compassionate medical professionals recognized for their expertise in treating diseases of the intestinal tract including the small bowel, colon, rectum and anus.
From the evaluation of your symptoms and risks using the latest screening tools such as endoscopy or colonoscopy, through diagnosis, treatment, surgery and follow-up, UMass Memorial provides comprehensive patient-centered care, drawing on the collective expertise of our entire health care system—including the UMass Memorial Health Care Cancer Center of Excellence.
We provide services for the following colorectal conditions:
- Colorectal polyps and cancer (colon and rectal cancer)
- Anal cancer
- Anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas and abscesses
- Colon, rectal and small bowel tumors
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Bowel obstructions
- Stoma (colostomy and ileostomy) complications
- Radiation proctitis
- Pelvic floor disorders such as fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and constipation
- Inherited syndromes, such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)
- Anal condyloma
- Anal stenosis/strictures
- Pilonidal cysts
Our services represent the latest advances in colorectal surgery care and include:
Leaders in Minimally Invasive Surgery
UMass Memorial is among a group of leading hospitals across the country continually breaking new ground in minimally invasive surgery for colorectal care.
Read more about the latest advances we offer to patients, such as minimally invasive surgery. Also called laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery is an alternative to traditional open surgery that enables our surgeons to complete the same operation, but with much smaller incisions. In turn, that can mean less pain and a faster recovery from colon surgery and rectal surgery.
Research and Clinical Trials
Through our partnership with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, we collaborate on a number of research and clinical trials in colon cancer surgery and other areas. This means that you benefit from the latest diagnostic and treatment options that come from this research.
A System Approach
Related care is also provided at UMass Memorial Health Care
- Clinton Hospital
- HealthAlliance Hospital
- Marlborough Hospital
- Wing Memorial Hospital