Cristina Sanger, MD, FACS

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery


Cristina Sanger, MD, FACS, is a UW Health colorectal surgeon and associate professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She is fellowship trained and provides surgical treatment for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus.

Dr. Sanger is highly skilled in treating cancerous and noncancerous conditions such as colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis and anorectal disorders. Whenever possible, she uses minimally invasive surgical techniques, including laparoscopy and transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS).

Dr. Sanger’s believes open, effective communication with patients is key to excellent patient care. She takes time to teach her patients about their conditions and treatment options and uses shared decision-making to achieve the best possible outcomes.

In her free time, Dr. Sanger enjoys spending quality time with family and friends.

Languages spoken
  • English

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Charleston, SC
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR

Areas of expertise