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Learn more about our surgeon's internationally recognized expertise in minimally-invasive and hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery.
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The Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery uses minimally invasive, laparoscopic methods whenever possible for the treatment of colon and rectal disease. This approach results in less pain, quicker recover times, and shorter hospital stays.

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Now offering laproscopic colon surgery course.

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Colon and Rectal Cancer Prevention
Early detection is key to the successful treatment of colon and rectal cancer. The gold standard for diagnosis of this disease is the colonoscopy. To learn more about this test, or to see an animation of a colonoscopy, click on the links below.

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