The Weill Cornell Medicine Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery is an international leader in surgical treatments for all conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract (colon and rectum).
Our compassionate care team understands that having colon or rectal surgery is a highly personal experience that can be overwhelming and tiring.We are dedicated to providing the best possible care so that you are as comfortable as possible throughout your surgery — and live the fullest, healthiest and most active life possible afterward.
In addition to their expertise, our physicians help patients make informed decisions about their care and provide treatments tailored to their needs and lifestyle goals.
Exceptional surgeons: Our colon and rectal surgeons have extensive experience treating all colon and rectal conditions. We routinely care for patients with rare, complex or technically challenging conditions. Our patients are comforted knowing that our surgeons have years of training and experience.
The Weill Cornell Medicine Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery includes academic surgeons who perform over 1000 surgeries per year. Our surgeons are experts in the most innovative and advanced surgical techniques available, making them uniquely qualified to treat complex or challenging cases.
Leaders in advanced techniques and technology: Our surgeons use the most advanced surgical techniques and technology available. We specialize in minimally invasive techniques — including laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgical procedures — which offer effective care for our patients with less pain, less bleeding and a shorter recovery.
Collaborative, personalized care: Your care team will include surgeons, nurses and staff who prioritize your care, safety and comfort throughout the entire surgery process. Our surgeons and nurses will empower you with information about your condition and treatment options. Together with your surgeon, you will determine the best treatment plan based on your specific condition, lifestyle goals and overall health. We want you to feel comfortable making informed decisions about your condition, surgery, recovery and long-term health.
Convenient, one-stop location: Our colon and rectal surgical practice is located in the Stich Building at East 70th Street and York Avenue. At this facility, patients can access all digestive disease programs at Weill Cornell Medicine, including the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and the Jill Roberts Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.
The Weill Cornell Medicine Colon and Rectal Surgery Division provides a friendly and private office environment where multiple specialists, including experienced colon and rectal doctors, bring a singular focus to gastrointestinal problems. Patients across New York can find medical and surgical consultations, support groups, genetic counseling and dietary management, as well as undergo diagnostic testing and endoscopic procedures — all under one roof.
Proven patient satisfaction: Our approach of helping patients achieve their optimal quality of life has led to our high patient-satisfaction rates.
Innovative research: As a scientifically based, academic institution, we are at the forefront of the latest treatments. Our dedication to improving the health of patients with colon and rectal disorders extends to innovative research programs. We continue to develop new techniques and therapies that promote better outcomes and improve our patients’ quality of life following surgery.
As a patient, you can choose to participate in one of our clinical trials to receive the most current treatments. If your doctor believes that you may qualify for one of the studies being conducted in our department, your doctor will offer this as a treatment option. By joining a clinical trial, you help advance medical knowledge of colon and rectal disorders and treatment.
Comprehensive network: Our department includes experts in every subspecialty in colorectal surgery. In addition, our team frequently collaborates with gastroenterologists, oncologists, nutritionists and other specialists to ensure that all patients receive the precise treatment needed for optimum health.
Colorectal disorders can be complex — and you deserve the best possible care to live fully.
Our colon and rectal surgeons specialize in the minimal-access approaches to colon and rectal surgery using laparoscopic techniques that have been developed over the last 10 years. Laparoscopic surgery has a range of benefits, including decreased postoperative pain, shorter postoperative recovery time and less noticeable scarring. Our physicians’ leading research and experience with the most advanced technologies available provide you with expert, compassionate care.
Weill Cornell Colon and Rectal Surgery offers state-of-the-art care to detect, diagnose and treat disorders that affect the colon, rectum, anus, appendix and small bowel. Our department diagnoses and treats all colorectal conditions, including:
Our colon and rectal surgical staff has developed a unique depth and breadth of experience, serving a specialized center known for leading-edge medical, surgical and aftercare knowledge and techniques.
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.
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.
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"This entire office, starting from Dr. Hunt, nurse Patricia and everyone else is amazing. Dr. Hunt performed my surgery flawlessly. I feel amazing now and everyday I'm just thankful for not having any pain (which bothered me for many years). The hospital was top notch and nurses were amazing. I really felt taken care of, with everything being so organized, and I didn't feel any fear of the surgery. Zero. :) Dr. Hunt's main nurse, Patricia, was a life savior during my recovery! Not only she prepared me well for the surgery, but during the 7-10 days of my painful recovery (which was expected and normal), she was returning all my numerous calls, leading me through the steps what to do and not to do. The written instructions she provided were great, but her help over the phone when I most needed it, was priceless. I'm so grateful to her and dr. Hunt! Now a month after the surgery I feel amazing, 100% healthy! Sending lot of love to dr. Hunt, nurse Patricia and the rest of the team!"
"An excellent doctor very caring very gentle I felt at ease when he spoke to me I would recommend him highly as a professional in his line of work very dedicated."
"Exceptional. Took time to explain my situation with expertise and compassion. Reduced my fear of future surgical procedures by 50%. I trusted him immediately to give me the best possible cate."