OSF Medical Group

Colorectal & General Surgery

We provide care for a wide-range of colon-related problems. Some of the more common conditions we treat include:

  • Anal incontinence
  • Anal rectal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Anal sphincter and pelvic floor

Anorectal Conditions

  • Hemorrhoids - dilated, swollen veins of the anal canal that are located internally and externally
  • Fissures - small tear or cut in the skin that lines the anus. Fissures typically cause pain and often bleed. Fissures are quite common, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids.
  • Abscesses - an infected cavity filled with pus found near the anus or rectum.
  • Fistulas - a small tunnel that forms under the skin and connects a previously infected anal gland to the skin on the buttocks outside the anus.

Colorectal and Anal Tumors

  • Colon and rectal cancer screening
  • Cancer
  • Polyps
  • Hereditary tumor syndromes


Diverticula are the pockets that develop in the colon wall, usually in the sigmoid or left colon, but may involve the entire colon. Diverticulosis describes the presence of these pockets. Diverticulitis describes inflammation or complications of these pockets.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Ulcerative colitis - an inflammation of the lining of the large bowel (colon and rectum). Symptoms include rectal bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, weight loss and fevers.
  • Crohn's disease - a chronic inflammatory process primarily involving the intestinal tract.

Procedures Associated with Colon & Rectal Surgery

Endoscopy of the Colon and Rectum

  • Rigid and flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic polypectomy
  • THD - Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization, a minimally invasive hemorrhoid treatment.

Laparoscopic Colon Resection

A minimally invasive laparoscopic colon procedure that allows us to perform many common colon surgeries using small incisions. This can result in a faster recovery time.

General Surgery

We perform many general surgery procedures including laparoscopic surgeries for the following:

  • Gall Bladder
  • Appendix
  • Colon