The Colorectal Multidisciplinary Clinic is designed to offer patients a one-stop comprehensive evaluation of benign and cancerous conditions of the colon, rectum, and anus.
Diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus are often challenging to diagnose and treat. In a traditional medical system, appointments can drag out over weeks or months as patients visit the many specialists who need to be consulted. At our clinic, patients are seen by a team of specialists over a one or two-day period, with the goal of having a treatment plan by the end of the visit.
We bring together a team of experts (surgeons, gastroenterologists, pathologists, oncologists, radiologists, ostomy professionals, nutritionist, and more) focused on problems affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. The team analyzes your individual situation and recommends a specific treatment plan for you.
Operations on the colon, rectum, or anus can be a complex undertaking. Experience and volume have been associated with improved outcomes. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained in colorectal surgery or surgical oncology and routinely perform these specialized operations.
Whenever possible, we look for ways to treat colorectal and anal conditions using the least invasive techniques that can accomplish the goal. The use of laparoscopy and other minimally invasive techniques offers the potential benefits of a faster recovery, less incisional pain, and fewer wound infections and pulmonary complications.
We consider cancer to be an urgent problem. If you have a diagnosis of colorectal or anal cancer, we will not make you wait for an appointment. Call or e-mail us today and we will arrange a same-day or next-day appointment with Dr. Vogel to get your specialized care moving forward.