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Gi SurgeryColon CancerOur team of colorectal surgeons and others members of our clinicial team are experts in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of problems of the colon, rectum and anus. In addition to full training in general surgery, our colorectal surgeons have completed advanced training in the treatment of colorectal problems, and therefore, play an important role in the effective treatment of patients with colorectal diseases. 


We are committed to providing the safest, most patient-focused and effective clinical care. Not only do we specialize in the surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus, including inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and pelvic floor disorders, but we are leaders in the use of advanced laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery, using minimally invasive techniques.

UCSF colorectal surgeons have decades of experience and expertise in the most challenging and complex cases. We are a high volume referral center for the region and routinely handle cases that other institutions turn away either because of their rarity or because the patients suffer from multiple condtions making care technically challenging. 

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Best Hospitals - CancerThe UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center combines basic science, clinical research, epidemiology/cancer control and patient care from throughout the University of California, San Francisco system. UCSF's long tradition of excellence in cancer research includes the Nobel Prize-winning work of J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus, who discovered cancer-causing oncogenes. 

We are proud to be designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. The “comprehensive” designation—NCI’s highest ranking—is awarded after a rigorous evaluation process which shows that the center pursues scientific excellence and has the capability to integrate diverse research approaches to cancer.