We wanted to reassure you that Arizona Oncology remains open to provide medically necessary, life-sustaining care. In addition, our expert care team can now see patients through scheduled virtual appointments on a secure platform from the comfort and safety of your home.

Please note; only one caregiver is allowed to accompany during your appointment, no one under the age of 18, and no visitors in the infusion rooms, radiation and treatment areas. If you have flu-like symptoms, you should contact Arizona Oncology before visiting our clinics for scheduled appointments. This includes fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as coughing or difficulty breathing.
We ask that you follow our tips to stay healthy and to help do our part in prevention of spreading of these viruses.

Treatment & Services

Minimally Invasive Colon & Rectal Surgery

There are a variety of diseases and conditions of the colon and rectum for which surgery is recommended. In addition to the decision to undergo surgery, patients are often faced with a choice of traditional or minimally invasive surgical techniques. In order to participate fully in the decision-making process, patients need information about the following issues:

  • How is traditional “open” surgery performed?

  • What is “minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery”?

  • A description of the minimally invasive surgery techniques available

  • The benefits and risks of minimally invasive surgery

  • The types of operations and diseases for which minimally invasive surgery is appropriate

  • Individual patient factors that must be considered

  • Questions to discuss with the surgeon

Minimally invasive colon and rectal surgery is a continually changing field. Every year brings new information based on further refinements and increasing use of these techniques.

Learn more about minimally invasive surgery at ASCRS.