A colorectal surgeon is a medical professional who specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus to manage a broad range of colorectal issues, ranging from benign conditions to complex cancers.
They play a pivotal role in diagnosing and treating colorectal cancer, employing surgical procedures like colectomy and proctectomy. Beyond cancer, they manage inflammatory bowel diseases, benign colorectal conditions, and functional disorders, offering surgical interventions when needed. Colorectal surgeons also focus on preventive measures, removing precancerous polyps during colonoscopies. They address various anorectal conditions and trauma-related injuries through surgical interventions, utilizing minimally invasive techniques for enhanced patient outcomes. Proficient in ostomy surgeries and reversals, they tailor interventions to individual patient needs.
Colorectal surgeons collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including gastroenterologists, oncologists, and radiologists, to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for individuals with colorectal issues. Their expertise is essential in managing a wide spectrum of conditions affecting the lower gastrointestinal tract.