Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery at Beaumont features comprehensive care provided by a skilled and experienced multidisciplinary team. Our patients benefit from our leading pre-surgical education program and technology that includes the latest in robotics.

Our specialists are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and perform thousands of complex and routine surgeries each year, making Beaumont a national leader in the treatment of colon and rectal disease.

Colorectal program highlights

  • cancer screening and prevention, including counseling for familial or inherited colorectal cancer
  • multidisciplinary cancer treatment planning
  • comprehensive treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • nutritional support services
  • ostomy management education and support
  • leading edge imaging, including endoscopic and laparoscopic ultrasound, capsular endoscopy and 3-dimensional CT for virtual colonoscopy
  • laparoscopic and robotic colectomy
  • J-pouch and other sphincter preserving options
  • minimally invasive therapies for hemorrhoids, including banding, infrared coagulation, transanal  hemorrhoidal dearterialization and stapled hemorrhoidectomy
  • member of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, providing patients the option to participate in national clinical trials for cancer research when appropriate

Common disorders treated

  • colorectal cancer
  • diverticulosis and diverticulitis
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
  • hemorrhoids
  • chronic constipation
  • incontinence
  • rectal prolapse
  • childbirth - related anorectal disorders

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Patients scheduled for colorectal surgery at Beaumont, Royal Oak and Beaumont, Troy participate in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, a state-of-the-art pre-surgical education program also known as ERAS. This innovative method of multidisciplinary patient care management helps patients recover more quickly after surgery.

  • patient-centered
  • evidence-based
  • multidisciplinary
  • continually reassessed and improved

DaVinci Xi robotic-assisted surgical system

In 2014, Beaumont became the first health system in Michigan to use the DaVinci Xi robotic-assisted surgical system. Beaumont, Royal Oak and Beaumont, Troy are among the highest volume hospitals for surgeries performed on DaVinci systems in the nation. The Xi system is also available at other Beaumont facilities.

Smaller, keyhole-like incisions allow qualifying patients to experience faster recovery times, less pain and scarring, lower blood loss and shorter hospital stays than traditional surgical techniques.

Colorectal Research

As one of the nation's highest volume centers for the treatment of colon and rectal disease, Beaumont participates as a member of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group. Whenever appropriate, patients will be given the option to participate in national clinical trials for cancer research.