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

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


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
  • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Our Team


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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