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Colon Health & Cancer Care

The health of your colon is critical. If your digestive system isn't functioning well, life is challenging. At UVA Health, we're here to help maintain and restore your digestive health.

Our digestive health experts specialize in treating cancers and disorders affecting the lower part of the digestive system. This includes the anus, colon, or rectum.

And if you need colon surgery, our colorectal surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures. For you, this means smaller incisions, reduced pain, and faster recovery.

Colon Health Means Screening

Most importantly, we encourage everyone to get screened for colon cancer — on the rise at alarming rates in those under 50. Today's colon cancer screening options are easy and lifesaving. We can catch early signs of cancer. Learn more, plus why we all need to get screened for colon cancer.

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    Top-Rated Colon Cancer Care

    Our colon cancer surgeons earned the highest rating from U.S. News & World Report. That means our care is among the best in the nation.

    Conditions We Treat

    Colon Health: Expert, Unique Services

    We house the only anal clinic in the region. This allows us to offer effective interventions for anal cancer.

    UVA Health offers care beyond treatment. Come to us for:

    A Better Way to Do Colon Surgery

    We involve you in the healing process, from start to finish. This means less pain and a faster recovery. Learn more about ERAS.

    Facing Advanced Rectal Cancer While Pregnant

    At UVA Health, an expecting mom found expert treatment for herself and her baby.

    Watch her story

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