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Mission Hope Cancer Center - Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery is a specialized field where a Colorectal Surgeon has specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus. They also treat other organs that interact with the large intestine, such as the small intestine and urinary system. At Mission Hope, Joel Dean, MD, is an expert in complex colorectal cases and is highly trained in robotic surgery.

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Joel Dean, MD

Joel Dean, MD, – Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Dean is a Colorectal surgeon who specializes in robotic surgery for lower gastrointestinal conditions both benign and malignant. 

“I consider every patient a privilege to care for and always try to offer the what I would want for my family and for myself.”  ~ Joel Dean, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Colorectal Surgeons Certification, 

American College of Surgeons Board Certification 

Fellowship: Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship - St Marks Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT

Residency: General Surgery Residency, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Internship: General Surgery, St. Barnabas Medical Center,  Livingston, NJ

Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Undergraduate: B.S. in Biology, summa cum laude, Cedarville University Cedarville, OH HPSP Scholarship, Army Officer Basic Course, Airborne school, Marine Mountain Warfare Medical Course

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Mission Hope Cancer Center - Colorectal Surgery

There is ample free parking in the parking lot right out in front of the clinic.

  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Condyloma (warts)
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colovesical Fistula
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Obstructed Defecation Syndrome
  • Parastomal Hernia
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Presacral Tumors
  • Rectal Cance
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Recurrent Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Ulcerative Colitis.
  • Robotic Colon and Rectal surgery
  •  Sacral Nerve Stimulator placement
  •  Endorectal Ultrasound
  •  High Resolution Anorectal Manometry
  •  Hemorrhoid Surgery
  •  Anal Fistula Surgery


Pacific Central Coast Health Centers contracts with most health insurance plans, including Medi-Cal, and provides health care services that fit your health plan benefits. If you have questions about the health insurance plans we accept, contact the office where you would like to be seen and our staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • CenCal
  • Cigna
  • Coventry – First Health
  • Health Net
  • Healthsmart – Interplan
  • Medi-Cal
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan – Beech Street
  • Networks by Design
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
  • United Healthcare
  • Western Growers


What makes our Expert Team at Mission Hope Cancer Center - Colorectal Surgery stand out?

Our excellent Colorectal Surgical team are highly skilled and trained at Robotic Surgery specifically for complex issues in the colon, rectum and anus . Because of the high level of expertise and use of advanced technology,  our  patients have access to these complex and intricate procedures right here on the Central Coast. Patients won’t have to travel out of town to receive advanced care for Colorectal diagnosis. Our skilled team works together to find the best treatment options for your specific needs.