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If you have a persistent problem with your colon, rectum or bowel, trust the surgeons at Essentia Health to treat your digestive condition. Our general and colorectal surgeons are experienced in treating a wide variety of conditions from constipation to colorectal cancer. We understand that talking about digestive disorders can be difficult, and we will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan designed to bring you healing, comfort and relief.
A colorectal surgeon, sometimes called a proctologist, is a general surgeon with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. Some general surgeons perform certain types of colorectal surgery as part of their practice. However, colorectal surgeons are specialists and only perform this type of surgery.
Your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist may refer to Essentia Health for colorectal surgery. Our skilled and experienced surgeons perform the following treatments and procedures:
Whenever possible, your surgeon will take a less-invasive approach that uses only small incisions. That means you’ll recover faster with less pain and scarring. Depending on your condition, your surgeon may use:
Robotic-Assisted Surgery – Allows surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures with the assistance of a robot. Two surgeons operate the robot, which moves more steadily than human hands, and this approach improves the surgeons’ view, precision, and control. Robotic surgery has also been proven to improve surgical outcomes.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.