When you have colorectal surgery at UVA, you get advanced care. We use the latest robotics and methods.
Our colorectal surgeons specialize in using smaller incisions. This means less pain and a faster recovery.
Colorectal Surgery Treatments
Colorectal conditions we treat include:
- Anal abscess or fistula
- Anal fissure
- Anal warts
- Bowel incontinence
- Colorectal cancer
- Crohn's disease
- Diverticular disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pilonidal disease
- Polyps of the colon and rectum
- Pruritus ani
- Rectal prolapse
- Ulcerative colitis
Our colorectal treatments include:
- Anal fistula repair
- Colon cancer surgery
- Hemorrhoid banding
- Colon and rectum surgery
- Sphincter-saving procedures
- Limberg flap
- Large polyp removal
Catching Early Rectal Cancer
Some procedures have to have expert, skilled surgeons. We offer one of these to catch early rectal cancer.
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) uses specialized equipment. It allows us to see and reach more possible cancers than regular surgery. This improves our chances of treating your cancer. And you have a faster recovery.
Support After Surgery
Our colorectal surgery group includes an expert ostomy team. After surgery, we help you get back to normal life. View ostomy transcript here.
We follow the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines. This helps us care for you before, during and after surgery.
ERAS helps you:
- Recover sooner
- Leave the hospital faster
- Have fewer complications
You & Your Healing
You're involved in your own recovery. So we give you tools to keep you in the loop. We'll give you:
- A handbook that outlines what to expect
- A checklist so you can chart your progress
We want you to feel clear on what's happening.
What is ERAS?
The ERAS standards help your healing happen faster.
A personalized plan limits your opioid (narcotic) use.
Getting Out of Bed and Eating Sooner
The sooner you can eat and move l, the sooner you can go home.
Gatorade before surgery gives your body the energy it needs.
We only give you as much IV fluid as you need. This prevents fluid overload and bloating after surgery.
Learn more about ERAS.