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If you have colorectal cancer, or another concern related to the colon, rectum or anus that is causing pain or discomfort, or affecting your overall health, Novant Health Colon & Rectal Clinic – Winston-Salem is here to help.

Our colon and rectal surgeons and colorectal specialists care for adults of all ages suffering from colorectal cancers and other colorectal concerns. Our providers have devoted their careers to providing remarkable colorectal care. They will listen to your concerns, investigate them using the most advanced diagnostic tools available, and then create a treatment plan specifically for you.

Our patients benefit from our being part of the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center. This allows us to easily coordinate cancer care with medical oncology, radiation oncology, pathology and radiology to create comprehensive treatment plans. A dedicated tumor board further ensures that a whole team approach is utilized for your care.

Conditions we regularly diagnose and treat include:

  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Colon and rectal polyps (cells that grow on the lining of the colon or rectum and can turn into cancer)
  • Diverticulitis (an infection in pockets that can form in the wall of the colon)
  • Hemorrhoids (enlarged and sometimes painful vascular bundles in the anal canal)
  • Crohn’s disease (chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, which can cause cramps, pain, diarrhea, weight loss or bleeding)
  • Ulcerative colitis (inflammation in the lining of the colon and the rectum, which can cause cramps, pain, diarrhea, weight loss and bleeding)
  • Anal abscess and fistula (an infected cavity of the anus or rectum)
  • Anal fissures (tears in the skin at the opening of the anus which can cause pain or bleeding)
  • Anal warts (growths around the anus caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV))
  • Bowel incontinence (an inability to fully control stool)
  • Constipation (trouble evacuating stool from the body)
  • Pelvic floor disorders (a condition where muscles of the pelvic floor do not function correctly, causing pain and constipation)
  • Pruritus ani (anal itching)
  • Pilonidal disease (chronic infection of the skin between the anus and the tailbone)
  • Rectal prolapse (when the rectum protrudes out of the anus)

Procedures we regularly perform include:

  • Colectomy (removal of all or part of the colon; often used to address cancer, diverticulitis or Crohn’s disease; can be done with minimally invasive techniques such as robotic and laparoscopic surgery, as well as with open (traditional) procedures)
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS; a minimally invasive procedure to remove polyps)
  • Hemorrhoidectomy (removal of hemorrhoids)
  • Colonoscopy (an examination of the entire length of your colon using a thin, tube-shaped instrument)
  • Abscess drainage (to clear infection)
  • Complex fistula management procedures (to manage complex anal fistula)