Experienced Colorectal Surgical Care at Penn Highlands Healthcare

At Penn Highlands, we understand the difficulty, stress and uncertainty that comes with colorectal conditions. Our team of specialists are highly experienced and treat a wide range of conditions, from Crohn’s disease to colon cancer to IBS treatment and more. Penn Highlands has the technology and capabilities to provide patients with state-of-the-art treatments and procedures, all without having to drive far from home.

What Is Colorectal Surgery?

Colorectal surgery is specialized care for colon, rectum and anus conditions. Common conditions treated by colorectal surgeons include colitis, rectal prolapse, bowel obstruction, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), anal cancer, colon polyps and more. Colorectal surgeons utilize innovative treatments and procedures to provide patients with world-class colorectal care.

When Is Colorectal Surgery Needed?

Your gastroenterologist will run a series of tests to diagnose the problem you’re dealing with. A colonoscopy may determine the cause of issues in your colon, such as IBD, bowel obstructions or colon polyps. Your GI specialist may also recommend a Cologuard test. Cologuard is a new, stool-based test you take at home, and the results are then sent to your primary care provider. Your specialist will start by exploring nonsurgical treatments. If surgery is needed, your GI specialist will work closely with your colorectal surgeon team to create a personalized treatment plan.

Why Choose PHH for Colorectal Surgery?

Penn Highlands has the experience, technology and expertise to provide you with the most advanced care for colorectal conditions. Your colorectal team will work closely with specialists in gastroenterology, oncology, urology and other specialties to provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan. By utilizing the latest technology and cutting-edge treatments, our colorectal team provides excellent care that’s close to home.

Services We Provide

  • Anorectal procedures to treat hemorrhoids
  • Rectoceles
  • Fissures and fistulas
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery for colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Treatments for fecal incontinence and prolapse
  • Pilonidal disease
Colorectal Surgery at Penn Highlands

Colorectal surgical services are available at Penn Highlands Elk.

  • Anorectal procedures to treat hemorrhoids
  • Rectoceles
  • Fissures and fistulas
  • Robotic and minimally invasive surgery for colon cancer and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Treatments for fecal incontinence and prolapse
  • Pilonidal disease

    Penn Highlands Elk

    763 Johnsonburg Road
    St. Marys, PA 15857
    814-788-8000

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    Conditions We Treat

    Colonic Inertia
    Crohn's Disease
    Radiation Proctitis
    Ulcerative Colitis