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At Weill Cornell Medicine, we understand that if you’ve been diagnosed with anal cancer, you are looking for support and information. After the cancer is found, our compassionate care team will talk with you about all of your treatment options.
Surgery is usually not the first treatment used for anal cancer because the tumor is highly curable with chemotherapy and radiation. However, for people who do need surgery, the type of operation depends on the type and location of the tumor. Our goal for surgical treatment is to save the muscles of the anal sphincter so you can control your bowels so your overall quality of life is not affected.
Convenient, individualized care: The team of colon and rectal surgeons at Weill Cornell Medicine is uniquely able to help patients with complex conditions. Our goal during surgery is to conserve as much bowel as possible, lessen disease complications and help you achieve the best possible quality of life.
Multidisciplinary care from leading experts: Anal cancer requires comprehensive, collaborative care from both medicine and surgery. This unique multidisciplinary approach coordinates complex care, providing you with focused support — before, during, and after your surgery.
When you choose Weill Cornell Medicine, you have access to specialists in oncology, gastroenterology and hepatology, colon and rectal surgery, radiology, laboratory medicine and pathology, as well as skin and wound care and nutrition.
Weill Cornell Medicine partners with NewYork-Presbyterian, one of the top hospital systems in New York City and the U.S.
Our colon and rectal surgical staff has developed a unique depth and breadth of experience. Colorectal surgeons specialize in the minimal access approaches to colon and rectal surgery using laparoscopic and robotic techniques that have been developed over the last ten years. These procedures have a range of benefits, including decreased postoperative pain and shorter postoperative recovery time.
At Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian, we do everything we can to support our patients and their loved ones before, during and after treatment. Learn more about what to expect during your stay.
Whether you visit us virtually through a video visit or you see us in person, you can be assured that we will deliver the highest standards of care with compassion. Our team has taken every step to keep our facilities safe for you to continue your care. Learn more about our safety measures and the changes we’ve made to enhance your patient experience.
If you would like a remote second opinion, we can connect you directly with expert physicians and specialists at the Weill Cornell Medicine Colon and Rectal Surgery Division. They will review your situation, answer your questions and provide you with information you can share with your primary care physician. Learn more at WCM OnDemand Second Opinion.
To request an appointment, please fill out our form. Our staff will help you find the physician who best fits your individual medical needs.
The surgeons at the Weill Cornell Medicine Colon and Rectal Surgery Division offer patients the highest level of safety and care. As a top-ranked academic medical center, you have access to our extensive network of specialists who provide seamless care throughout your treatment — to promote long-term physical and mental health.