Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Heise is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. His specialties include the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer(s), diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). He performs laparoscopic bowel surgery for benign and malignant diseases. In addition, he performs ultrasound staging of rectal cancer and provides testing and surgical treatment for many pelvic floor disorders, including fecal incontinence.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Professional Certifications and Education
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Research Fellowship, Tumor Immunotherapy, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI 1997-1998
Specialist Registrar, Surgery, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, England, 2000-2001
Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2001-2002
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 1994
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Anal Sphincter Reconstruction
- Anorectal Manometry
- Banding of Hemorrhoids
- Colon and Rectal Surgery - Specialists
- Colon Resection
- Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
- Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids
- Ileal Pouch Reconstruction
- Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
- Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones
- Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
- Low Anterior Resection
- Open Colon Surgery
- Open Rectal Surgery
- Rectal Cancer Surgery
- Restorative Proctocolectomy
- Sphincter Sparing Surgery
- Stapled Hemorrhoid Surgery
- Total Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch
- Transrectal Endoscopic Microsurgery
- Transrectal Ultrasound
Dr. Heise’s current clinical research interests include patient outcome and function after surgical treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. His research laboratory focuses on novel delivery of cytokines for treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.
Dixon E Buie WD Heise CP .
What is the Preferred Surgery for Perforated Left-Sided Diverticulitis? J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Mar;218(3):495-497
[PubMed ID: 24559959]
Tevis SE Kohlnhofer BM Stringfield S Foley EF Harms BA Heise CP Kennedy GD .
Postoperative complications in patients with rectal cancer are associated with delays in chemotherapy that lead to worse disease-free and overall survival. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Dec;56(12):1339-48
[PubMed ID: 24201387]
Ballian N Rajamanickam V Harms BA Foley EF Heise CP Greenberg CC Kennedy GD .
Predictors of mortality after emergent surgery for acute colonic diverticulitis: analysis of National Surgical Quality Improvement Project data. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb;74(2):611-6
[PubMed ID: 23354259]
Ballian N Weisensel N Rajamanickam V Foley EF Heise CP Harms BA Kennedy GD .
Comparable postoperative morbidity and mortality after laparoscopic and open emergent restorative colectomy: outcomes from the ACS NSQIP. World J Surg. 2012 Oct;36(10):2488-96
[PubMed ID: 22736343]
O'Connor ES Smith MA Heise CP .
Outpatient diverticulitis: mild or myth? J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Jul;16(7):1389-96
[PubMed ID: 22411489]
Ballian N Lubner MG Munoz A Harms BA Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD .
Visceral obesity is associated with outcomes of total mesorectal excision for rectal adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Mar 15;105(4):365-70
[PubMed ID: 21751219]
Heise CP Pickhardt PJ .
Invited commentary. Radiographics. 2012 Jan-Feb;32(1):194-7; discussion 194
[PubMed ID: 22338126]
Dolejs S Kennedy G Heise CP .
Small bowel obstruction following restorative proctocolectomy: affected by a laparoscopic approach? J Surg Res. 2011 Oct;170(2):202-8
[PubMed ID: 21474147]
O'Connor ES Greenblatt DY LoConte NK Gangnon RE Liou JI Heise CP Smith MA .
Adjuvant chemotherapy for stage II colon cancer with poor prognostic features. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 1;29(25):3381-8
[PubMed ID: 21788561]
Heise CP .
Restorative proctocolectomy and primary sclerosing cholangitis: an acceptable pairing? Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jul;54(7):771-2
[PubMed ID: 21654241]
Greenblatt DY Rajamanickam V Pugely AJ Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD .
Short-term outcomes after laparoscopic-assisted proctectomy for rectal cancer: results from the ACS NSQIP. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 May;212(5):844-54
[PubMed ID: 21414814]
Kennedy GD Rajamanickam V O'connor ES Loconte NK Foley EF Leverson G Heise CP .
Optimizing surgical care of colon cancer in the older adult population. Ann Surg. 2011 Mar;253(3):508-14
[PubMed ID: 21169811]
Malecki EA Skagen CL Frick TJ Heise CP Saha S .
Ileoanal pouch inlet obstruction following cesarean section. Am J Gastroenterol. 2010 Aug;105(8):1906-7
[PubMed ID: 20686474]
Ballian N Yamane B Leverson G Harms B Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD .
Body mass index does not affect postoperative morbidity and oncologic outcomes of total mesorectal excision for rectal adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Jun;17(6):1606-13
[PubMed ID: 20077020]
Russ AJ Obma KL Rajamanickam V Wan Y Heise CP Foley EF Harms B Kennedy GD .
Laparoscopy improves short-term outcomes after surgery for diverticular disease. Gastroenterology. 2010 Jun;138(7):2267-74, 2274.e1
[PubMed ID: 20193685]
Buckman SA Heise CP .
Nutrition considerations surrounding restorative proctocolectomy. Nutr Clin Pract. 2010 Jun;25(3):250-6
[PubMed ID: 20581318]
O'Connor ES Leverson G Kennedy G Heise CP .
The diagnosis of diverticulitis in outpatients: on what evidence? J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Feb;14(2):303-8
[PubMed ID: 19936848]
Ballian N Zarebczan B Munoz A Harms B Heise CP Foley EF Kennedy GD .
Routine evaluation of the distal colon remnant before Hartmann's reversal is not necessary in asymptomatic patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Dec;13(12):2260-7
[PubMed ID: 19727977]
Kennedy GD Heise C Rajamanickam V Harms B Foley EF .
Laparoscopy decreases postoperative complication rates after abdominal colectomy: results from the national surgical quality improvement program. Ann Surg. 2009 Apr;249(4):596-601
[PubMed ID: 19300230]
Lan J Warner TF Heise CP .
Attenuated Salmonella typhimurium-mediated interleukin-10 delivery is beneficial for dextran sodium sulfate-induced murine colitis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Feb;52(2):230-8
[PubMed ID: 19279417]