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Colorectal Surgery at Drexel Cancer Care

Colon Cancer

Surgery is one of the most common forms of treatment for colorectal cancer. The goal is to remove the tumor(s) and a margin of surrounding tissue to ensure that all of the cancerous cells have been removed. The type of operation you have depends on where the tumor is located, its size, and several other factors.

Drexel Medicine offers the following types of surgery to treat colorectal cancer:

  • Colectomy
  • Proctectomy
  • Colostomy
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Partial hepatectomy

Chemotherapy and radiation may be given as a standard treatment before or after the surgery depending on your specific case. The aim is to reduce the size of the tumor before the operation and to minimize the risk of cancer returning.

Learn more about colorectal surgery.

More on Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Surgeons

David E. Stein, MD
Associate Professor and Chair of Surgery; Director of Operations, Department of Ophthalmology
Clinical Services: anal fissure, anal sphincter anatomy, anoscopy, colitis, colon cancer, colon diverticula, colon polyps, colonoscopy, colorectal polyps, colostomy, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, incontinence, intestinal obstruction, intra-abdominal abscess, ischemic colitis, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopy, large bowel resection, proctitis, rectal cancer, rectal prolapse, rectum, ulcerative colitis, minimally invasive surgery

Juan Lucas Poggio, MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS
Associate Professor of Surgery; Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Clinical Services: anal fissure, anal sphincter anatomy, anoscopy, colitis, colon cancer, colon cancer screening, colon diverticula, colon polyps, colonoscopy, colorectal polyps, colostomy, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoid surgery, hemorrhoids, incontinence, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal obstruction, intra-abdominal abscess, ischemic colitis, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopy, large bowel resection, proctitis, rectal cancer, rectal prolapse, rectum, robotic surgery, ulcerative colitis, minimally invasive surgery

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

 
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