With colorectal cancers increasing in young people, knowing the symptoms and following screening recommendations are important for prevention and treatment.
The division of Colorectal Surgery provides comprehensive care for benign and malignant diseases of the lower gastrointestinal tract. Virgilio George, M.D., who joined the department in 2015, was appointed the new division chief by Chair Prabhakar Baliga, M.D.
Our surgeons are double board certified in General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery, lending a unique depth and breadth of experience to a wide range of benign and malignant diseases of the lower gastrointestinal tract.The division is nationally and internationally recognized for its pioneering efforts and extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery and state-of-the-art laparoscopic technologies for colorectal cancer, Crohn’s Disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
Meet our faculty and learn about their areas of expertise.
Virgilio George, M.D. FACS
Chief and Associate Professor
Thomas Curran, M.D., MPH
Pinckney Johnstone Maxwell IV, M.D.