Colorectal Surgery

colorectal surgery

Skilled Expertise in Treating Colon and Rectum Disorders

Medical problems that affect the lower end of the digestive tract – the colon and rectum – can be uncomfortable. They can lower your quality of life and even be life-threatening. Virtua’s colorectal surgeons focus on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, such as:

  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Fecal incontinence and prolapse
  • Polyps, precancerous abnormal growths
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Our colorectal surgeons are equipped with advanced, high-definition colonoscopy equipment for detecting growths in the colon and rectum.

For some cases, we offer robotic surgery, which allows your specially trained surgeon to perform the procedure through a few small incisions. This approach can help the surgeon make more precise movements with surgical tools and your benefits can include less pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to your normal activities.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Virtua uses Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) methods to help patients bounce back faster after colorectal surgery. Some of the techniques include drinking carbohydrate fluids before surgery to prepare the body for the procedure, getting out of bed sooner after surgery to encourage the body to regain normal lung and bowel functions, and proactively managing pain with non-narcotic medications. As a result, patients experience less pain and faster healing times.

To find a colorectal surgeon, call us at 888-VIRTUA-3 (888-847-8823).

Related Services

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule a Consultation

Ready for a colonoscopy with a Virtua board-certified physician? Click or call for an appointment:

888-VIRTUA-3 888-VIRTUA-3 Chat Live

Locations

Virtua Medical Group
Virtua Facilities & Medical Locations

Virtua Colorectal Surgery - Moorestown

401 Young Avenue, Suite 160
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Phone: 856-247-7295
Virtua Medical Group
Virtua Facilities & Medical Locations

Virtua Colorectal Surgery - Voorhees

200 Bowman Drive, Suite E365
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Phone: 856-247-7295

 you may Also like

9 Reasons To Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today - Virtua Health, NJ

10 Reasons to Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today

About 1 in 3 Americans who should be tested for colorectal cancer have never been screened. Here are 10 reasons why you should probably schedule your colonoscopy today.

Read More
3 Changes You Can Make Today to Lower Your Cancer Risk - Virtua Health, NJ

3 Changes You Can Make Today to Lower Your Cancer Risk

The American Cancer Society released new guidelines for how changes in your diet and physical activity can significantly lower your risk for cancer. Start today with these tips.

Read More
Shawn Ryan and Virtua Colorectal Surgeon Avi Galler, MD

Shawn is Alive and Cancer Free Because of a Colonoscopy

Shawn was diagnosed with stage-3 colon cancer after his first colonoscopy – a test he delayed having for a year. His advice about this vital screening? DON’T WAIT – GET IT DONE!

Read More
Showing 3 of 29
Subscribe to our Free e-Newsletter

Sign Up for the Good Vibes Newsletter! 

Virtua's Good Vibes newsletter keeps you informed with the latest health and wellness news on the topics you choose. Additional resources such as community education calendars, health reminders, and health risk assessments also are included with your free subscription.


Subscribe Now