When you choose John Muir Health for your treatment for colorectal cancer, you are choosing one of the few Bay Area hospitals with American College of Surgeons-board certified colon and rectal surgeons who collectively have over a quarter-century of experience. Eighty percent of colon cancer surgeries performed at John Muir Health use a minimally invasive, laparoscopic technique, compared to the 30 percent national average for hospitals in the U.S.
Our colorectal program is part of the Integrated Network Cancer Program which is accredited through the America College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (ACos/CoC). Read the press release.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable and curable when detected early. Our approach to treating colorectal cancer utilizes the latest research and standard of care to provide the best outcomes for our patients.
While we are proud of our expertise and advanced technologies, we are equally proud of the way we partner with our patients. Our approach is to listen to you and work together on your treatment plan.
Dr. Drew Schembre discusses statistics along with the importance of treating colon and rectal cancer symptoms without delay.
Samuel Oommen, MD, Director of John Muir Health's Colon and Rectal Program discusses the nationally recognized Rectal Cancer Center of Excellence.
CLINICAL MINUTES: EARLY ONSET COLORECTAL CANCER
Dr. Piyush Aggarwal, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, discusses common symptoms associated with colorectal cancer, and how our multidisciplinary tumor board works together to treat each individual case.
CLINICAL MINUTES: COLON & RECTAL CANCER PROGRAMS
Samuel Oommen, MD, Director of John Muir Health Colon and Rectal Program provides an update of the latest technology and approach to colorectal surgery including minimally invasive robotic surgery.
CLINICAL MINUTES: QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT ROBOTIC COLORECTAL SURGERY
Piyush Aggarwal, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, provides and answers some common questions that patients who are seeking robotic colorectal surgery may have.
CLINICAL MINUTES: ROBOTICS AND COLORECTAL CANCER
Piyush Aggarwal, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, discusses the advancement of colorectal cancer treatment options.
CLINICAL MINUTES: HIPEC AND APPENDICEAL TUMORS
Piyush Aggarwal, MD, Colon and Rectal Surgeon, explains how rare tumors are diagnosed and surgically treated.
Our rectal cancer program is the first in the nation to be recognized as a center of excellence by the American College of Surgeons, National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer.
Colon Surgery rated High Performing by U.S. News and World Report 2016, 2017, and 2018.