Overview

Colorectal Cancer Care in the Northern Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital and surrounding suburban locations offer an extensive colorectal cancer screening program that includes advanced colonoscopic imaging for early cancer detection, as well as state-of-the-art endoscopic approaches to colon polyp removal, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal cancer
  • Sphincter-sparing surgery for rectal cancer
  • Advanced and complicated surgery for colorectal cancer
  • Complex re-operative surgery for colon and rectal cancer
  • Multi-disciplinary (team) management of advanced colon and rectal cancer
  • Hereditary cancer (Lynch syndrome and HNPCC) and polyp syndromes (FAP, MYH and Serrated polyposis)
  • Anal cancer and dysplasia (pre-cancer)
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the small bowel and appendix
  • Surgery to correct complications related to prior surgery