After many years performing major abdominal operations including open and laparoscopic resections for colon cancer, rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, and Ulcerative colitis, I have chosen to concentrate my efforts in a few highly specialized areas of surgery where I feel I can make the greatest positive impact on patients. These areas include office-based consultations, treatments and outpatient surgery:
- Pilonidal disease
- Anorectal disorders including hemorrhoids, abscess/fistula, and fissure
- Hernia surgery (open and laparoscopic)
- Other same-day surgical or office-based procedures
Why am I doing this?
I enjoy the relationships that I have with my patients. Listening to patients and understanding his/her concerns and expectations is the critical step in making an accurate diagnosis and developing the best plan of action.
I like to solve difficult problems and have the knowledge and technical skill to do so.
Surgery is often one of several options, and sometimes not the best one. I always am thoughtful and explore non-surgical approaches with my patients when appropriate.
I consider the long-term consequences of any treatment and will always discuss the pros and cons of a procedure with you.