Colon and Rectal Surgery

The Covenant Surgery team of highly-trained surgeons and medical professionals specialize in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of these conditions:

  • Advanced colon and rectal polyps
  • Anal fissures
  • Anal fistulas
  • Anal sphincter trauma
  • Appendiceal tumors
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal diseases
  • Colovesival and colovaginal fistula
  • Crohn’s disease, stricture, fistula, perforation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Lower-gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Ostomy complications
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Pelvic tumors
  • Perirectal abscess
  • Polyposis syndromes
  • Pouchitis and ileal pouch complications
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Severe constipation refractory to medical management
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis

Highlights of Advanced Procedures Offered

  • Laparoscopy and robotic surgery for benign and malignant colon disease and rectal cancer
  • Botox injection to the anal sphincters for anal fissure refractory to medical management
  • Colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening and polypectomy
  • State-of-the-art techniques for rectal prolapse including robotic ventral mesh rectopexy
  • Cancer and sphincter preservation surgeries
  • Restorative proctectony/ileal pouch anal anastomosis (J-pouch) for the treatment of ulcerative colitis
  • Transanal minimally-invasive surgery for rectal tumors (laparoscopic and robotic TAMIS)
  • Surgery for complex anal fistula: LIFT (ligation of intersphincteric tract) and anal advancement flap
  • Plus many more


Commission on Cancer National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer Honor Badge

Covenant HealthCare has earned a three-year accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

Covenant HealthCare is just one of two accredited programs in Michigan, and one of only 39 accredited programs nationwide.

Accreditation by the NAPRC is granted only to those programs that are committed to providing the best possible care to patients with rectal cancer. The NAPRC provides the structure and resources develop and operate a high-quality rectal center and accredited programs follow a model for organizing and managing a rectal center to ensure multidisciplinary, integrated, comprehensive rectal cancer services.