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Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Whether you need surgery for colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or another lower intestinal condition, colon and rectal surgeons at Rush can help.

Leaders in the field, they have helped pioneer several minimally invasive procedures, including colorectal laparoscopy, intestinal robotic surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM). These procedures involve smaller incisions or no incisions at all — which means they can lead to less pain, shorter recovery times and reduced scarring.

For any patient who needs surgery resulting in a ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy, specialists at Rush offer education and follow-up care at a convenient outpatient ostomy clinic.

Colon and rectal surgeon Joanne Favuzza, DO, and a patient discuss an innovative treatment for fecal incontinence.

Joanne Favuzza, DO, is a colon and rectal surgeon at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Many people with hemorrhoids don’t get help — often because they don't realize relatively painless treatments are now available.