Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinic

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Clinic Overview

The specialists of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Clinic at University of Minnesota Medical Center look forward to providing you with compassionate, comprehensive and evidence-based colorectal surgical evaluation and care of both routine and complex problems.UMP - Image - Bill Sunrise Small

See our Colon and Rectal Surgery program through the eyes of a patient. Read about Bill, who underwent surgery to remove a third of his colon after University of Minnesota care providers discovered cancer.

Conditions we treat

Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Pouchitis
  • Neoplasms/Cancer
    • Colon Cancer
    • Rectal Cancer
    • Presacral (retrorectal) tumor
  • Colon and rectal polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal Prolapse (procidentia)
  • Colonic volvulus
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Colon stricture
  • Radiation related disorders of the small and large intestine
  • Enterocutaneous fistula
  • Adhesions
  • Need for colostomy or ileostomy reversal
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Anorectal conditions
    • Anal fissure
    • Anal abscess
    • Anal fistula
    • Rectovaginal fistula
    • Rectoprostatic or Rectourethral fistula

Screening Colonoscopies

We offer screening colonoscopies at the Riverside Endoscopy Center. To schedule a colonoscopy, please call 612.625.5155. 


Procedures we perform include:

  • Colonoscopy and colonoscopic removal of polyps
  • Colon resection (right colectomy, left colectomy, sigmoid colectomy)
  • Laparoscopic colon resection
  • Ileocolic resection for Crohn’s
  • Subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis
  • Colostomy takedown
  • Ileoanal J pouch
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Rectopexy
  • Perineal rectosigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure)
  • Rectal cancer operations
    • Low anterior resection with colon to rectal or colon to anus connection
    • Abdominoperineal resection
    • Transanal excision of rectal tumor
    • Pelvic exenteration
  • Robotic assisted colon and rectal surgery
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Fistulotomy
  • Anal fistula plug
  • LIFT procedure for anal fistula
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Botulinum injection for anal fissure
  • Sphincteroplasty
  • Sacral nerve modulation/stimulation

What You Need to Know About Your Colon Rectal Surgery

Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info


University of Minnesota Medical Center
Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St. SE
First Floor, Clinic 1E
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Appointments: 612-624-9708
Questions: 612-624-9708


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Our Team


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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