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UW Health's Colon and Rectal Surgery Program, based at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, is the largest colon and rectal surgery specialty group in the state of Wisconsin. Through collaboration with the Divisions of Gastroenterology and Medical Oncology, our colon and rectal surgery program provides a unique, multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the colon and rectum.

 

 
UW Health colon and rectal surgeon Charles Heise 

Charles Heise

 

Dr. Heise specialties include the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer(s), diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Learn more about Dr. Heise

 

Meet the Colon and Rectal Surgery Team

UW Health Colon and Rectal Surgery: Who We Are

 

Who We Are

 

We provide state-of-the-art care with a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the colon and rectum. Our collaborators include:

 

Digestive Health Services

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

UW Carbone Cancer Center

UW Health Colon and Rectal Surgery Team in surgery 

Minimally-Invasive Surgery

 

Laparoscopic surgery affords patients shorter hospital stays, decreased risk for infection and less pain. Learn about our minimally-invasive procedures:

 

UW Health Colon and Rectal Surgery: Patient Katie 

Our Patients


Learn about our program from the people who know it best - our patients:

 

UW Health Burn Center: Physicians in the operating room 

Burn Team Advancement

 

Education and research—in the lab and in the clinic—are cornerstones of better burn care. At the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Burn Unit, we are dedicated—through education, research and care—to return burn survivors to the lives they knew before they were injured.

 

Learn how you can support our work 

 

UW Health Colon and Rectal Surgery: GI Support Group

UW Health Colon and Rectal Surgery: Research Lab