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Programs and research
Advancing your care through research and collaboration
The colon and rectal surgeons at UW Health continuously seek ways to improve care for cancerous and noncancerous conditions.
Leading research to advance care
At UW Health, you can take part in research to improve your care. Our colon and rectal surgeons study new treatments for cancerous and noncancerous colon and rectal conditions. Learn more.
Partnering in cancer care
UW Health colon and rectal surgeons partner with cancer experts at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Working together, we ensure you get the best care from diagnosis through surgery and recovery.
Conditions and treatments
The expertise to detect and treat
Your colon — or large intestine — carries undigested food to your anus. As food passes through, your colon absorbs excess water and minerals. The end of your colon, just above your anus, is called the rectum.
If your colon doesn’t work correctly, you may find it hard to eliminate waste (stool). You can also feel bloating, gas or pain.
Whenever possible, our surgeons recommend minimally invasive surgery. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions, which speeds healing.
Conditions we treat
Conditions we treat include:
Anal warts (Condyloma)
Diverticular disease (Diverticulitis)
Fistula (Perirectal abscess)
Familial polyp syndromes
Hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC, Lynch syndrome)
Surgical and diagnostic procedures
Surgical and diagnostic procedures we offer include:
Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
Enterostomal therapy consultation and treatment
Ileal pouch reconstruction for ulcerative colitis and familial polyposis
Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for colon and rectal cancer and inflammatory disease
Robotic colorectal surgery for rectal cancer
Segmental resection of the colon and rectum
Sphincter repair for incontinence
Sphincter saving surgery for rectal cancer
Surgical resection for complex Crohn's disease
Surgical treatment of benign anorectal disease
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)/transanal surgical removal of rectal tumors
Inspiration from others
Dr. King spoke on a level that wasn’t over my dad’s head or beneath his intelligence.
Meet our team
Highly recognized surgeons
Each of our board-certified surgeons is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Fellows have undergone a thorough evaluation by the American College of Surgeons.
Evaluation, treatment and follow-up
Our team provides care within the UW Health Digestive Health Center in Madison, Wis. We also see patients at the Colorectal Surgery Clinic in Madison and the General Surgery Clinic in Rockford, Ill.
UW Health Digestive Health Center
UW Health | Carbone Cancer Center
The experts at the UW Health | Carbone Cancer Center intimately understand every type of cancer. We will get to know you and design a treatment plan that works for you and your family.