Patients also benefit from participating in ongoing studies and the opportunity to be a part of clinical trials, when qualified.
Treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
University of Minnesota Health doctors offer highly specialized care when it comes to treating advanced inflammatory bowel disease, commonly referred to as IBD. We have dedicated IBD experts who understand the complexities of IBD-related conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. For complex conditions, we work closely with other specialists including gastroenterologists, and for each patient we put together a personalized treatment plan based on the severity of the condition.
What are the benefits of minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery?
Colon and rectal surgeons at M Health offer minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery for diseases of the colon and rectum. Minimally invasive approaches offer the benefit of smaller incisions, less pain after surgery, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery, with no drawbacks in patients with colon and rectal cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.
Colon and rectal surgery: what you need to know
When it comes to colon and rectal surgery, our patients usually have a lot of questions: How do I prepare for it? Where do I check in on the day of the surgery? Will I be awake during the surgery? How long will it take me to recover?
Watch our patient video, where we walk you through the process, step-by-step.
Our colon and rectal surgeons perform research in the following areas:
- Health informatics
- Ileostomy education
- Rectal cancer
- Minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery
- Urinary side effects of rectal surgery