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Medical problems that affect the lower end of the digestive tract – the colon and rectum – can decrease your quality of life and can be life threatening.
Virtua’s dedicated colorectal surgeons are experts in using minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and colon cancer.
To consult with a Virtua colorectal surgeon, call 888-847-8823.
The Virtua Colorectal Surgeon Panel is comprised of experienced physicians who set high standards for clinical quality and exceptional patient outcomes. Surgeons are dedicated to the colorectal specialty and are skilled in robotic-assisted and minimally invasive procedures. Comprehensive patient care is coordinated with experts from Virtua GI and Digestive Health and the Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program.
High Performing Hospital for Colon Cancer Surgery: Virtua Voorhees Hospital
Virtua’s colorectal surgeons are experts in the diagnosis and advanced treatment of colon and rectal conditions, including:
Surgeons often use robotic surgical techniques to treat colorectal cancer, as well as pre-cancerous growths, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. This minimally invasive technology leads to less trauma to the body, less pain, and a faster recovery. Smaller incisions minimize the disruption of the abdominal wall and internal organs. Procedures may include colectomy or low anterior resection (LAR) to remove affected sections of the colon or rectum.
Virtua uses Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) methods to help patients bounce back faster after colorectal surgery. ERAS protocols used before and after surgery can shorten the length of time in the hospital and significantly minimize pain.
ERAS guidelines include:
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