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Colon & Rectal Surgery

Traditional and Minimally-Invasive Surgical Expertise

The Sansum Clinic Colon & Rectal Surgery Department in Santa Barbara includes highly-trained medical professionals and surgeons specializing in the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases and conditions of the colon and rectum.


Our staff is sensitive to the fact that these parts of the body can be difficult to talk about. We’ll make it easy for you to share your concerns so that we can find the best, most efficient treatment to improve your quality of life. We offer preventive care and the full spectrum of advanced care for conditions affecting the small bowel, colon, rectum and pelvic floor, including:

  • Anorectal disorders (hemorrhoids, abscesses, fissures and fistulas)
  • Colon and rectal cancer (individualized treatment plans that include endorectal ultrasound, MRI, colonoscopy and surgery
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Pelvic floor issues (fecal incontinence, constipation and pelvic organ prolapse

Our comprehensive treatment options include:

  • Endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, anoscopy)
  • Minimally invasive procedures (use of robotics, endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery)
  • Traditional surgery
  • Transanal procedures

Expert Care

Sansum Clinic's colorectal surgeon is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. 

Referrals are necessary for most insurance plans. Patients must schedule appointments directly with this department and may receive special instructions regarding your visit. If you would like to schedule an appointment, or have questions about your visit, please call our department directly at (805) 898-3140.

Before & After Surgery Brochure