Colorectal Surgery

colorectal surgery

Expertise in Treating Colon and Rectum Disorders

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.

Why Choose Virtua for Colorectal Surgery?

Surgical Expertise

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.


U.S. News & World Report Honors

High Performing Hospital for Colon Cancer Surgery: Virtua Voorhees Hospital

U.S. News & World Report Award Colon Cancer Surgery 2022

Conditions We Treat

Virtua’s colorectal surgeons are experts in the diagnosis and advanced treatment of colon and rectal conditions, including:


•  Colon, rectal, and anal cancers
•  Constipation
•  Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
•  Diverticulitis
•  Fecal incontinence and prolapse
•  Hemorrhoids, fissures, and fistulas
•  Polyps
•  Screening colonoscopies

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.


Enhanced Recovery

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:

•  Drinking carbohydrate fluids before surgery to prepare the body
•  Getting out of bed sooner after surgery to encourage the body to regain normal lung and bowel functions
•  Proactively managing pain with non-narcotic medications

Learn More: Program Helps Patients Recover Faster and Go Home Sooner After Colon Surgery

Related Services

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Schedule a Colonoscopy

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Locations

Virtua Medical Group
moorestown health and wellness center

Virtua Colorectal Surgery - Moorestown

401 Young Avenue, Suite 160
Moorestown, NJ 08057

Phone: 856-247-7295

Virtua Medical Group
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Virtua Colorectal Surgery - Voorhees

200 Bowman Drive, Suite E365
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Phone: 856-247-7295

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