Colon and Rectal Surgery

The Vanderbilt Colon and Rectal Surgery program and its highly skilled surgeons offer a range of approaches for colorectal cancer and other conditions of the colon and rectum.

Conditions We Treat

Our surgeons treat all types of colon and rectal disease, including but not limited to:  

Colon and Rectal Surgery Care Team

Colon and Rectal Surgery: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Depth of expertise. Our program is one of the region’s most experienced. Patients, and referring doctors, turn to us from throughout Tennessee and across the United States for treatment for colon and rectal conditions, from the common to the complex.
  • Latest in surgical techniques. Our highly trained surgeons perform the latest treatments to shorten your hospital stay, reduce pain and complications, and speed your recovery. We specialize in both open and laparoscopic procedures. We also perform robotic surgeries, trans anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), trans anal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and the InterStim/Sacral Nerve Simulator for fecal incontinence.
  • Surgical care without a hospital stay. Our outpatient clinic performs many types of colon and rectal procedures, including flexible sigmoidoscopy and hemorrhoid banding.
  • A team approach. Nurses, nurse practitioners and other team members work alongside surgeons to coordinate your care and help you regain a healthy, active life. We can also refer you to other Vanderbilt specialists, including gastroenterologists and oncologists (cancer doctors) if needed.

Treatments We Offer

  • Colon resections
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoid banding
  • Incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • InterStim/sacral nerve simulator for fecal incontinence
  • Ostomy closures
  • Ostomy creation 
  • Rectal resections 
  • Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fistula
  • Thrombose hemorrhoid treatment
  • Trans anal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS)
  • Trans anal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)


Vanderbilt Colon and Rectal Surgery
The Vanderbilt Clinic
1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3501A
Nashville, TN 37232
(615) 322-2063
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Vanderbilt Medical Group Franklin – General Surgery
2105 Edward Curd Lane, 1st Floor
Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 791-7253
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Vanderbilt Colorectal Surgery Spring Hill
1003 Reserve Boulevard
Spring Hill, TN 37174
(615) 322-2063
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Patient Resources

American Cancer Society