The Penn State Health Approach to Colorectal Surgery

Penn State Health Colon and Rectal Surgery provides advanced and effective medical care, including state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, the latest drug therapies, and leading-edge surgical techniques for benign and malignant colorectal disease.

From treating cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to performing advanced diagnostics and robotic surgery, our colorectal team is one of the largest and most experienced in Pennsylvania. Based at the region's premier academic medical center, we have the medical, surgical, and support services needed to provide you with the most comprehensive colorectal care.

We have an active clinical and basic science research program, including a research laboratory that has studied IBD for nearly 20 years. As a patient, you’re offered participation in research trials that provide the possibility of newer therapies and opportunities to further the team's understanding of colorectal diseases.

Support Groups

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Support Group

The Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group provides information, support and resources for patients and families with the goal of building a group that allows the...

The Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group provides information, support and resources for patients and families with the goal of building a group that allows the Penn State Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center patients and their family members to develop connections with and receive support from other patients and care providers. Our scheduled speakers provide practical and up-to-date information on various aspects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

The meetings are free and take place quarterly from 6-8 p.m.

For more information, contact Rachael Wentzel, IBD support group facilitator at gotgutshhmc12@gmail.com.

Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group

The Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group provides adolescent pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients age 12-18 years and their parents with helpful information and the...

The Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Support Group provides adolescent pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients age 12-18 years and their parents with helpful information and the chance to meet others living with IBD.

The meetings take place quarterly at Penn State Children’s Hospital, rooms P1100/P1100A, and feature a brief presentation on educational topics, followed by discussion for the parents and an activity for the adolescents. 

Please call 717-531-1043 for more information..

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Why Choose Penn State Health

Penn State Colorectal Surgery’s team will take the time to help you and your family understand the complexities of your illness. We provide hope for a full, rewarding life after treatment - regardless of your diagnosis. 

Penn State Colon and Rectal Surgery consists of highly skilled, board-certified surgeons specializing in the treatment of patients with complicated colorectal disease.

Each surgeon uses advanced diagnostic capabilities, the latest drug therapies, and leading-edge surgical techniques to provide you with the most effective medical care possible.

We collaborate with other specialists, including gastroenterologists, stoma nurses, nutritionists, and geneticists, to provide comprehensive care under one roof.

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