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Colon & Rectal Surgery

At Danbury Hospital, we provide an advanced level of care for adult and pediatric patients with colon and rectal disease. Because of our focus on excellent patient care and safety, our Colon and Rectal Surgery program has been consistently rated among the top in the nation.

Our Colon and Rectal Cancer program offers multidisciplinary care focused on the prevention, detection, and treatment of primary and metastatic cancers of the colon and rectum.

 Our surgeons are experts in the surgical management of:

  • Anal and rectal disease, including hemorrhoids, polyps and fissures
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis and diverticular disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

We provide individualized treatment to optimize outcome. Our colon and rectal surgeons treat a variety of anorectal conditions including:


  • Hemorrhoidectomy: Surgical removal of hemorrhoids      
  • Rubber band ligation: A procedure to treat hemorrhoids with a tight rubber band that blocks blood flood
  • Sclerotherapy: A method of treating hemorrhoids by injecting medication directly into the tissue
  • Stapled hemorrhoidectomy (PPH): Removal of hemorrhoids that uses staples instead of sutures to close the wound
  • Ultrasound-guided hemorrhoid artery ligation (HAL-RAR procedure): A minimally invasive procedure to shrink hemorrhoids

Anal fistula:

  • Advancement flaps: Surgical procedure to fix a rectal ulcer or anal fistula that has developed between the rectum and anus
  • Fibrin glue: A specialized treatment for anal fistula that uses a glue to seal the opening between the anus and rectum
  • Fistula plug: A sphincter-sparing, non-surgical treatment for anal fistula
  • Fistulotomy: A surgical procedure that involves opening up and correcting an anal fistula
  • Setons: A surgical treatment for certain types of anal fistula

Anal fissure:

  • Botox: A temporary injection-based treatment for anal fissure
  • Sphincterotomy: Surgical procedure for treatment of anal fissure
  • Topical therapy: Medication applied to help heal an anal fissure

Pelvic floor disorders: Including fecal incontinence, constipation and rectal prolapse.

Laparoscopic colectomy: Minimally invasive removal of the colon, typically for treatment of colon cancer

Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: An advanced minimally invasive procedure for removal of rectal tumors or lesions

Pouch surgery: To create a new rectum for people who’ve had colostomy for treatment of ulcerative colitis