Colon and Rectal Surgery

330 Brookline Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-667-4159
Fax: 617-667-2978

Colon and Rectal Surgery at BIDMC

 

Colorectal surgeons going over treatment with a patient
Hora Nemati, Medical Assistant (l) and Evangelos Messaris, MD, Chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery (r) consult with a patient
Our world-class colon and rectal surgery experts provide prompt, individualized care and the most advanced treatments for colon, rectal or anal cancer, Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, fistulas and/or fecal incontinence. Affiliated with Harvard Medical School, we are a leader in colorectal surgical research as well as the education of future surgeons.

Our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. We specialize in minimally invasive approaches such as standard laparoscopic, single incision laparoscopic (through one small skin incision) and robotic laparoscopic surgeries for the small bowel, colon and rectum.

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Colon and Rectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. Most colorectal cancers begin as a growth called a polyp on the inner lining of the colon or rectum.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition in which the gastrointestinal tract is inflamed causing pain and other symptoms. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the main types of IBD.

Benign Diseases

Benign diseases of the colon, rectum and anus include diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, anal fistulae, and fissures. These conditions sometimes require surgery.

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