Colorectal Disease Services
BIDMC offers multidisciplinary treatment for a variety of cancerous and non-cancerous conditions affecting the colon and rectum.
Benign Diseases (Diverticulitis, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistulae, Fissures)
Benign diseases of the colon, rectum and anus include diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, anal fistulae, and fissures. These problems can become very annoying and cause significant quality of life issues. First line of treatment is medication, but some will end up needing surgery. Our team is ready to provide you with a plan that will provide you the best pathway to a cure.
Our highly trained BIDMC surgeons have been subspecialized in Colorectal surgery in order to perform a safe and comprehensive operation that removes all of the cancer, without leaving any cells behind. Furthermore, due to their extensive training and experience they will do everything possible to reconnect your bowel in order to avoid a permanent ostomy bag (a bag that collects stool).
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
Although surgery is not usually the first treatment option for Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, sometimes surgery is unavoidable. Our gastroenterologists and our colorectal surgeons work together to perform a comprehensive assessment of your disease and come up with the least invasive treatment plan. Sometimes surgery is the best option.
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Center of Excellence in Continence Care
The National Association for Continence (NAFC) has designated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as a Center of Excellence in continence care, making us the only medical center in the northeast to earn such a distinction.