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Colon and Rectal Surgery

The Vanderbilt Colon and Rectal Surgery program and its highly skilled surgeons offer a range of approaches for colorectal cancer and other conditions of the colon and rectum. 

Conditions We Treat

Our surgeons treat all types of colon and rectal disease, including but not limited to:

Meet Your Care Team

David E. Beck

David E. BeckMD

    Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
Molly M. Ford
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4.8

Molly M. FordMD, FACS

    Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Surgical Oncology
Timothy M. Geiger
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4.8

Timothy M. GeigerMD, MMHC

    Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Surgical Oncology
Alexander T. Hawkins
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4.8

Alexander T. HawkinsMD, MPH

    Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Surgical Oncology
Michael B. Hopkins
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4.8

Michael B. HopkinsMD

    Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, GI Surgery, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Surgical Endoscopy
Roberta L. Muldoon
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4.8

Roberta L. MuldoonMD

    Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal, General Surgery, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Surgical Oncology
Tonna L. McCutcheon
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Tonna L. McCutcheonAPRN, MSN, BSN, DNP

    Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
Anna E. Prestwich
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4.8

Anna E. PrestwichMSN, ACNP

    Colon and Rectal Surgery, General Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Depth of expertise

    Our program is one of the region’s most experienced. Patients, and referring doctors, turn to us from throughout Tennessee and across the United States for treatment for colon and rectal conditions, from the common to the complex.

  • Latest in surgical techniques

    Our highly trained surgeons perform the latest treatments to shorten your hospital stay, reduce pain and complications, and speed your recovery. We specialize in both open and laparoscopic procedures. We also perform robotic surgeries, trans anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), trans anal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and the InterStim/Sacral Nerve Simulator for fecal incontinence.

  • Surgical care without a hospital stay

    Our outpatient clinic performs many types of colon and rectal procedures, including flexible sigmoidoscopy and hemorrhoid banding.

  • A team approach

    Nurses, nurse practitioners and other team members work alongside surgeons to coordinate your care and help you regain a healthy, active life. We can also refer you to other Vanderbilt specialists, including gastroenterologists and oncologists (cancer doctors) if needed.

Treatments We Offer

We offer a full range of treatments, including:

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    Colon resections
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    Hemorrhoid banding
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    Incision and drainage of perianal abscess
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    InterStim/sacral nerve simulator for fecal incontinence
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    Ostomy closures
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    Ostomy creation
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    Rectal resections

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