Conditions We Treat
At Mount Sinai, our colon and rectal surgeons have completed extensive training in general surgery, as well as advanced training in the surgical treatment of anal, colon, and rectal disease. Performing a high volume of surgeries each year, we offer patients the newest treatments and minimally invasive procedures for the full range of colon and rectal disorders.
- Benign diseases of the anus and rectum: This group of conditions includes hemorrhoids and anal fistulas, which could be treated with a number of surgical options, as well as anal fissures, which may be healed with a topical medication, Botox injection, or surgery.
- Benign conditions of the colon: Colon polyps (growths on the colon lining) and rectal prolapse (the protrusion of the rectum from the anus) have a number of treatment options, including surgery.
- Colon and rectal cancer: Treatable with minimally invasive surgical techniques, these conditions can often be caught early—or even prevented—by colonoscopy screenings.
- Diverticulitis: Diverticula are small pouches that may develop on the lining of the colon. Diverticulitis occurs if these pouches become inflamed or infected, and could require surgery.
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): This group of conditions includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both of which involve chronic inflammation and could require surgery if medications aren’t enough.
- Pelvic floor disorders: Characterized by an inability to control the muscles that regulate bowel and bladder movements, pelvic floor dysfunction could be treated with approaches ranging from physical therapy to surgery.