MedStar Colorectal Surgery has a regional program designed to provide excellence in care and access throughout the Washington DC area. With 5 hospitals, 9 office locations and 8 Board certified Colorectal Surgeons, all health care needs within our specialty can be efficiently provided.
The MedStar Colorectal Surgery Program has a deep commitment to training of young surgeons. We have the only Colorectal Surgery Fellowship program in the area. We participate in the General Surgery residency training program and surgical education of MedStar Georgetown University medical students.
Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Rectal Cancer
For low-lying rectal cancers, pre-operative chemoradiation therapy and minimally invasive sphincter-sparing surgery can help patients maintain anal function and avoid permanent colostomy while minimizing pain and shortening recovery time.