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    Specializing in the Treatment of Colon & Rectal Conditions


    We provide clinical excellence in the management of complicated and complex, pre-malignant and malignant conditions of the anus, bowel, and rectum.

Colorectal Surgery


The Colorectal Surgery program at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Westgate is one of the most robust surgical programs in the West Valley. Our surgeons are specialists in the treatment of colon cancer as well as colon and rectal surgery. We provide clinical excellence in the management of complicated and complex, pre-malignant and malignant conditions of the anus, bowel, and rectum. We are skilled in laparoscopic and state-of-the-art da Vinci robotic surgical system. Our physicians work closely with patients and their families to provide compassionate care and treatment to ensure outcomes that improve the quality of life for our patients.

Schedule a Colonoscopy Screening

Colonoscopy screenings are done to detect abnormal occurrences and disease in the large intestine, or colon. The procedure is done using a long and flexible tube known as a colonoscope or endoscope to look into the crevices of the large intestine.

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Is Surgery Right For Me?

Our surgeons are highly experienced at treating colorectal cancer, performing colonoscopy, Ileostomy and colostomy surgeries, and hernia repair post abdominal surgery. We treat a variety of colon and rectal conditions including, but not limited to, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal abscess, and anal fistulas (link to conditions page). In addition, our surgeons are experts in the management of fecal incontinence. We use a variety of alternative treatment options including minimally invasive techniques such as robotic surgery, which can reduce pain, expedite recovery, and in most cases result in a faster return home.

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Get a Second Opinion

Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer among American men and women, but you don’t have to travel miles to get a second opinion.  St. Joseph’s Westgate experts in colorectal and rectal surgery can offer you the second opinion and reassurance you need with facing diagnosis and treatment options.

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Procedures & Treatments

The Colorectal Surgery at St. Joseph’s Westgate and Medical Center offers expertise in a variety of procedures for complicated benign and malignant conditions.

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Robotic Surgery

At St. Joseph’s Westgate, our patients have access to state-of-the-art robotic surgery which allows our surgeons to perform minimally invasive, complex colon and rectal surgeries.

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Colon Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is fairly common and affects approximately 103,000 people in the US every year. It is the 4th most common cancer affecting both men and women equally. The best prevention is routine screenings.

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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids can occur when tissues and veins in the anus become swollen and inflamed. It can either occur in the rectum (referred to as internal hemorrhoids) or around the anus (external hemorrhoids).

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Partnership With the University of Arizona

The colorectal surgeons work closely with specialists at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health for complex operations where an interdisciplinary approach offers the best possible surgical results. The UACC has experts in gastroenterology, radiology, urology, and medical and radiation oncology to offer a collaborative approach to patient care. To schedule an appointment with our surgeons, call 623.208.5740.

How to Find Us

The Colorectal Surgery program is located at St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. We are in the Medical Office Building next to the hospital, north of Glendale on 99th Avenue.

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The Colorectal Surgery program is located at St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. We are in the Medical Office Building next to the hospital, north of Glendale on 99th Avenue.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 623.208.5740.

St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center
7300 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85305

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