Surgery for Gastrointestinal Cancer
Surgery is the most common treatment for colon and rectal cancers. Mount Sinai surgeons use minimally invasive techniques that not only remove the cancer but help restore function to the colon and rectum.
How much of the colon or rectum is removed depends on where the cancer is located and how far it has spread into the wall of the bowel. Mount Sinai surgeons remove the cancer and reconstruct the bowel by connecting the two ends. In most cases, normal function returns within a few months.
In cases of colon and rectal cancer, Mount Sinai colon and rectal cancer surgeons work closely with surgeons across other specialties when the cancer has spread to other organs or tissues. They also work collaboratively with your primary care provider and oncologist to create an integrated treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle and diagnosis.
Mount Sinai’s Digestive Disease Services consistently ranks in the top 10 across the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Please call us to learn how we can help you or a loved one. We are conveniently located in the Upper East Side of New York City.
The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tel: 212- 241-3547 (Practice Office)
Fax: 212-534-2654 (Practice Office)
5 East 98th Street
New York, NY 10029