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Colorectal Surgery

There are a variety of ailments that involve the colon and rectum, ranging from mild and uncomfortable issues to life-threatening conditions. CMU Health has a colorectal surgery team ready to support you during your time of need.

Colon and rectal surgeons diagnose and treat disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. Our colorectal specialists at CMU Health each first completed a general surgery training program, then furthered their specialized training in colon and rectal surgery.

We provide an array of services including outpatient anoscopy, office-based hemorrhoid treatment, colonoscopy, cancer screening and surveillance, and minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery for patients in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Conditions Treated

Talk to your primary care physician about a referral to CMU Health Surgery if you need treatment for any of the following:

  • Anal cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal condyloma (warts)
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Cecal volvulus
  • Clostridium difficile colitis (C. Diff.)
  • Colon polyps
  • Colonic inertia
  • Colonic stricture
  • Colovesicular fistula
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Fissures
  • Fistula-in-ano
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Perianal abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Sigmoid volvulus
  • Ulcerative colitis

Procedures Performed

  • Colectomy (colon resection) is the removal of a portion of the colon for any reason, including diverticulitis, colon cancer, large polyps and stricture.
  • Colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
  • Low-anterior resection is the removal of the sigmoid colon and upper half of the rectum for treatment of cancer.
  • Total colectomy is the removal of the entire colon. This is done for hereditary cancer syndromes or inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Hemorrhoid banding is an in-office procedure where a rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid for treatment.
  • Hemorrhoidectomy is the excision of a hemorrhoid.
  • Pilonidal cyst excision involves the removal of the cyst with skin rearrangement for wound coverage.
  • Internal sphincterotomy is a release of the internal sphincter for treatment of anal fissures.
  • Perirectal abscess drainage involves drainage of an abscess around the rectum.
  • Fistulectomy or fistulotomy is the treatment of a fistula-in-ano by removal of the fistula or opening of the fistula to allowing healing.

Why Choose CMU Health Surgery?

CMU Health doctors have the expertise, training and technology to provide optimal care for patients suffering from conditions requiring surgical and non-surgical treatment. Our surgeons develop treatment plans specific to each patient and give them the care and attention to attain the best possible results.

Our surgeons have privileges at both Ascension St. Mary’s and Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw. However, many procedures are done in our office and do not require a trip to the hospital.

In addition to seeing patients at two regional hospitals, we also offer outpatient treatment at CMU Health Surgery on Washington Avenue in Saginaw, along with satellite office locations in Bay City, Caro, Standish and Tawas.

CMU Health Surgery is also the only surgical practice in the Saginaw area that provides access to national clinical trial enrollment through the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium.

Our Colorectal Surgeons