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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Our colon and rectal surgeons offer the latest medical and surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. Treatment includes benign and malignant conditions. Working with other specialists, our team provides consistent and seamless treatment for patients by performing routine screening examinations and surgically treating colon and rectal conditions when necessary.

Patients count on our advanced training and commitment to providing the most effective, most efficient and safest treatment options. We offer additional world-class cancer treatment at our Colorectal Cancer Center, part of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins.

Patient Perspectives | Gary Waymire – Colorectal Cancer

After a large polyp was discovered in Gary Waymire's rectum following a routine colonoscopy, he sought a second opinion at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Johns Hopkins team used a series of aggressive and innovative surgical procedures as part of Gary’s treatment. Now cancer-free, Gary makes the most out of life’s simple pleasures, including walking 8 to 9 miles each day and spending precious moments with his wife at home in Virginia.


Conditions We Treat

We specialize in the surgical treatment of colon and rectal diseases, including:


HIPEC: What You Need to Know | Fabian Johnston, M.D.

Surgical oncologist Fabian Johnston discusses cytoreductive surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment that is delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery. Dr. Johnston answers what types of cancer HIPEC is used to treat, who is a good candidate and the treatment benefits.

Fecal Incontinence: Causes, Risk Factors and Treatments | Colorectal Surgeon Susan Gearhart

Colon and rectal surgeon Susan Gearhart discusses the causes, risk factors and treatment options available for individuals diagnosed with fecal incontinence, including Johns Hopkins’ multidisciplinary team approach to administering care.


Our Advanced Treatment Approaches

Your physician will talk with you about which is the best option for your condition:

Meet Our Physicians

Photo of Dr. Haniee Chung, M.D.

Chung, Haniee, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Vice Director of Global Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Photo of Dr. Jonathan Edward Efron, M.D.

Efron, Jonathan Edward, M.D.

Professor of Surgery
Professor of Urology
The Mark M. Ravitch, M.D. Endowed Professorship in Gastrointestinal Surgery
Photo of Dr. Sandy Hwang Fang, M.D.

Fang, Sandy Hwang, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, High Resolution Anoscopy Clinic
Director, Department of Surgery Apprenticeship Program
Photo of Dr. Alodia Gabre-Kidan, M.D., M.P.H.

Gabre-Kidan, Alodia, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Photo of Dr. Susan L Gearhart, M.D.

Gearhart, Susan L, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Oncology
Photo of Dr. Fabian McCartney Johnston, M.D., M.H.S.

Johnston, Fabian McCartney, M.D., M.H.S.

Associate Professor of Surgery
Co-Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program
Photo of Dr. Martin G Paul, M.D.

Paul, Martin G, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins Regional Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Photo of Dr. Bashar Safar, M.B.B.S.

Safar, Bashar, M.B.B.S.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery
Photo of Dr. Hadley Katharine Wesson, M.D., M.P.H.

Wesson, Hadley Katharine, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor of Surgery