Colorectal Surgery Center
Comprehensive Care For You
The Colorectal Surgery Center at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago offers comprehensive care for all aspects of colorectal health. From preventive tests like colonoscopies to providing multidisciplinary care for complex disorders, the specialists at Weiss are here to help you. We diagnose and treat the full spectrum of colorectal conditions, including colorectal cancer treatment. Please call (773) 564-6325 or request an appointment online today.
Anorectal Problems (Proctology)
The colorectal experts at Weiss can help you with management of a wide range of proctologic conditions with surgery and other therapies, including:
- Anal fissures
- Anorectal infections
- Anorectal fistulas
- Anal dysplasia
Our experienced surgeons can provide you with treatment for a wide range of problems of the rectum, colon, or small bowel, and can perform procedures such as:
- Small bowel resection
- Colon resection
- Segmental and total colectomy
- Total procto-colectomy
- Abdomino-perineal resection (APR)
- Low anterior resection (LAR)
- Rectal resection with reconstruction
- Colostomy or ileostomy reversals
- Pouch procedures
- Ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA)
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Robotic surgery
- Endoscopic procedures for the colon
When possible, our surgeons perform minimally invasive surgeries, which can result in less pain, scarring and blood loss over traditional/open surgery.
Colorectal cancer refers to cancer that starts in either the colon or the rectum. Many of these cancers start as a polyp, but most polyps are not cancerous. The best way to detect this type of cancer is a colonoscopy, during which precancerous cells can be identified and often removed.
Our team works with the oncologists at the Strauss Cancer Center at Weiss to provide you with a personalized care plan should you be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, including access to clinical trials.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
For those with suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), we start with a complete evaluation, which may involve blood work, endoscopic procedures and diagnostic imaging. Our doctors will rule out other causes for your symptoms before diagnosing IBD and work with the gastroenterologists at Weiss to provide you with a personalized care plan. The first line of treatment is usually lifestyle changes and medical therapy, including anti-inflammatory drugs and immune system suppressors. In some cases, surgery may bring relief.
Pelvic Floor Problems
Don’t suffer in silence with a pelvic floor disorder. If untreated, disorders of the pelvic floor may result in fecal incontinence (accidental bowel leakage), urinary problems or prolapse symptoms (when organs fall out of normal position). We can provide you with an evaluation of your problem and work with other specialists in a collaborative approach to offer you treatment options.