Colon and Rectal Surgery

As a patient living with a colon or rectal condition, you likely have a lot of questions—from the best ways of beating cancer to expectations after surgery. At the Mount Sinai Health System, our highly skilled colon and rectal surgeons understand you need solutions that not only successfully treat your condition, but also keep daily life as normal as possible. That’s why we focus on minimally invasive surgical approaches that reduce pain and scarring—including the newest laparoscopic and robotic methods—as well as techniques for sphincter preservation. As one of the nation's busiest colon and rectal centers, we also offer patients access to leading-edge procedures available only through clinical trials.

Mount Sinai’s colon and rectal surgeons are world leaders in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, and are nationally and internationally renowned for treating a variety of disorders, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colon and rectal cancer, diverticular diseases, and all aspects of anorectal disease, including rectal prolapse.

From your very first visit with us, we not only employ the most advanced diagnostics, but also listen to your experiences and concerns in order to develop the right plan for your needs. Recognizing that the best care integrates a number of specialties, our colon and rectal team works closely with experts in gastroenterology, urogynecology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, and other areas to ensure each patient receives the most comprehensive care possible.

Through research, our faculty are striving daily to develop new and better treatment options. By participating in large, multi-center clinical trials, we are actively working to improve surgical techniques and achieve better outcomes for conditions including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal cancer, and more.

This dynamic combination of personalized care and innovative research ensures that our patients are able to enjoy the best possible health and get back to the activities that matter most.