Colon/Anorectal Surgery

We understand that colon and anorectal surgery aren't exactly something you want to talk about with a stranger. So one of our goals is to ensure our patients are completely comfortable discussing the best treatments for your particular situation.

The surgeons at Lincoln Surgical offer diagnosis and treatment for routine and complex colorectal disorders.

Our surgical specialists provide advanced minimally invasive laparoscopic or open surgeries for a number of colorectal conditions.

Anorectal Surgery

Anorectal surgery is often necessary to treat conditions that affect the anal and rectal regions. Many forms of anorectal surgery are performed as an outpatient procedure, which means you can usually return home just hours after the procedure.

Our team performs

500

colorectal/intestinal surgeries per year.

Anorectal surgery may be recommended to treat

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Perirectal abscesses
  • Pilonidal abscesses
  • Fistulas
  • Fissures

Colon/Large Bowel Resections

A colectomy, or large bowel resection, is a surgical procedure used to remove all or part of the large intestine, or colon. Many of these procedures can be done laparoscopically through small incisions rather than with larger incisions required by open surgery. Not everyone is a candidate for a laparoscopic approach and your surgeon will make the safest recommendation for your procedure.

A bowel resection may be recommended for

  • Colon cancers
  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Intestinal blockages and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • Severe gastrointestinal bleeding

Did You Know?

Lincoln Surgical Associates has a recovery protocol in place for shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery from colon surgery.

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The laparoscopic colectomy is performed through a series of tiny incisions in the abdomen with special tools that are guided by a small camera. Your surgeon will remove part of the large intestine through these minor incisions using specialized equipment. During the procedure, you will remain under general anesthesia. Following the operation, a hospital stay of several days will be required.

Colon Cancer

There are a number of possible surgical treatments available:

  • Colon/rectal resections with open or laparoscopic surgery
  • Local excision can sometimes be performed through the anus to remove cancer from the rectum.

Your surgeons will work closely with both medical and radiation oncologist following national standardized guidelines to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment.

Non-Cancerous Bowel Conditions

Our surgical specialists can treat the following conditions often with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery:

  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Tortuous colon
  • Volvulus
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Small bowel tumors
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding 
Belleville has an amazing medical community, which Lincoln Surgical collaborates with on a regular basis. —Dr. Barnett