Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS

  • Surgery (General)
  • Surgical Oncology
Charles P. Heise, MD, FACS


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.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

    Education & credentials

    Board certifications
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Surgery
    Medical School
    • University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN

    Specialist Registrar, Surgery, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, England, 2000-2001

    Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota Affiliated Hospitals, Minneapolis, MN, 2001-2002

    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
    • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI


    Additional conditions and treatments
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Fistula
    • Anal Sphincter Reconstruction
    • Anorectal Manometry
    • Banding of Hemorrhoids
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Colon Resection
    • Colon and Rectal Cancer
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery - Specialists
    • Diverticular Disease
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer
    • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
    • Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids
    • 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
    • Rectal Prolapse
    • Restorative Proctocolectomy
    • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
    • Stapled Hemorrhoid Surgery
    • Total Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch
    • Transrectal Endoscopic Microsurgery
    • Transrectal Ultrasound
    • Ulcerative Colitis

    Research and publications

    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.