Colon and rectal surgery had traditionally been performed through large incisions with long postoperative hospital stays. Advances in minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopic and robotic) as well as evidence-based changes in perioperative management have made surgery less painful and allowed for earlier discharge from the hospital. We continue to reduce hospital length of stay and complications while reducing total direct hospital costs.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common malignancy among both men and women in the United States and represents the second leading cause of cancer death. In addition to known genetic syndromes that increase risk of cancer, there are a variety of risk factors in the general population for developing colorectal cancer. These risk factors include consumption of red meat and especially processed meats, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle.