Elise H. Lawson

  • Surgery (General)
  • Surgical Oncology
Elise H. Lawson, MD, MSHS, FACS


Dr. Lawson is a fellowship-trained colon and rectal surgeon. She has specific expertise in the surgical treatment of colon cancer, rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), diverticulitis and other benign conditions affecting the colon, rectum and anus. Her practice includes diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy, as well as the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery, Colorectal Surgery

Practice locations

  • Digestive Health Center - Colorectal Surgery Clinic
    • 750 University Row / Madison, WI
    • (608) 242-2800
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  • Digestive Health Center - Interdisciplinary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
    • 750 University Row / Madison, WI
    • (608) 890-5000
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA

  • University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - Specialists
  • Anal Sphincter Reconstruction
  • Banding of Hemorrhoids
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids
  • Ileal Pouch Reconstruction
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • 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

Research and publications

Dr. Lawson's research focuses on measuring and improving the quality of surgical care.