The Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is dedicated to treating diseases of the large bowel and anus, with emphasis on colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and physiologic disorders such as incontinence and dysfunctional defecation.
Regarding colorectal cancer, advanced techniques of sphincter preservation in the surgery of rectal lesions, transanal endoscopic microsurgery and imaging of rectal tumors with ultrasound are practiced extensively. Metastatic disease to the liver is aggressively treated with resection and cryotherapy.
Rush is also a leader in the Chicago area and throughout the region in the surgical treatment of ulcerative colitis, using techniques that preserve sphincter function and avoid permanent stomas. State-of-the-art testing and therapy is practiced for patients with pelvic floor disorders (incontinence, dysfunctional defecation). In this regard, the section has a close alliance with the Section of Urogynecology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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