Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery

Eugene F. Foley

  • Surgery (General)
  • Surgical Oncology
Eugene F. Foley, MD, FACS


Dr. Foley is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum, including colon and rectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn’s disease and diverticultis. His practice includes diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy as well as the use of laparoscopy in the surgical treatment of colonic disease.

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

Board certifications
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • Lahey Clinic, Peabody, MA

Surgical Endoscopy, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1989

Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA, 1992-1993

  • New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA
  • New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA


  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Hand Assisted Laparoscopy
  • Open Colon Surgery
  • Open Rectal Surgery
  • Total Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch
  • Ileal Pouch Reconstruction
  • Hemorrhoidectomy for Hemorrhoids
  • Banding of Hemorrhoids
  • Stapled Hemorrhoid Surgery
  • Anal Sphincter Reconstruction
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - Specialists

Research and publications

Dr. Foley’s research interests focus on clinical trials designed to improve the surgical care of colorectal disease, through process improvement or the application of novel therapeutic techniques.