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At Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center, our colorectal specialists provide the highest level of excellence for patients with colorectal health needs.
We offer answers (without the travel time).
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.
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.
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.
Colorectal care at St. Joseph's Westgate and Medical Center offers expertise in a variety of procedures for complicated benign and malignant conditions.
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.
The colorectal surgeons work closely with specialists at the Dignity Health – Cancer Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center for complex operations where an interdisciplinary approach offers the best possible surgical results. The Cancer Institute 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) 423-0822.
Colorectal care 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) 423-0822.
St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center
7300 N. 99th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85307