Treating the Whole Person

As a patient, you deserve equal doses of expertise and compassion. We understand how colorectal disease uniquely affects each patient's life. That's why, when we explore treatment options, we consider your individual lifestyle and needs. As partners in your healthcare, we work with you to achieve the best medical and surgical results so that you can enjoy what is most important to you: family life, work, school, and play.

Diseases We Treat
Our highly skilled surgical team treats all varieties of colon and rectal disease including:

  • Crohn's disease
  • hemorrhoids
  • ulcerative colitis
  • indeterminate colitis
  • bowel incontinence
  • colorectal cancer
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • familial adenomatous polyposis
  • chronic constipation.

We also perform routine colorectal cancer screening.

We're Here for You
Our dedicated staff is here to address any questions and concerns you may have. Patients who may be undergoing ostomy or pouch surgery receive ongoing support from our enterstomal therapist, Mary Bowling, RN, ET. With over 30 years of experience, Mary is available to offer helpful advice regarding the care of a stoma or pouch.

Where We Practice
For your convenience, we are affiliated with five teaching hospitals: the University of Louisville Hospital, Norton Hospital, Kosair Children's Hospital, Jewish Hospital, and Veterans Administration Medical Center. With the exception of the VAMC, all of the hospitals are located within a three-block radius in the heart of downtown Louisville.

The Section of Colon & Rectal Surgery is involved in state-of-the-art clinical trials of the latest medicines and surgical techniques. For information about any of our ongoing studies, please contact our research coordinator Anna Williford, RN, at (502) 583-0880 or send her an email.

For Appointments
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (502) 583-8303. Our office hours are Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Knowledge is Power
When it comes to fighting any illness, knowledge is power! Take advantage of the information and resources offered on this site, and let us know if there is a specific topic you would like us to discuss.

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