MedStar St. Mary's Hospital offers colon and rectal treatments and surgery to correct a host of conditions such as Crohn’s and diverticular disease, appendicitis, small bowel obstructions, and polyps. 

Colon and Rectal Conditions Treated

  • Anal Abscess / Fistula
  • Anal Cancer, Fissures, and Warts
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Colon Cancer
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
  • Prutitus Ani /Anal Itching, Hernia (Umbilical and Ventral)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapsed
  • Rectocele
  • Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Surgery for Chronic Constipation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Volvulus of Colon
  • Ileostomy, colostomy, and stoma care

Learn more about our conditions treated.


Minimally-Invasive Laparoscopic Procedures

  • Colon Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Appendectomy
  • Lysis of adhesions
  • Exploration for small bowel obstructions

The benefits of minimally invasive laparoscopic colon surgery include:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller scar
  • Fewer complications
  • Return to work quicker


  • Colonic stenting for obstruction
  • Stapler Hemorrhoid Surgery (PPH)
  • Transanal endoscopic excision of rectal polpys (highly located) and early cancer

MedStar Colorectal Surgery Program

This program is a regional network designed to provide excellence in care and ease of access throughout the Washington, D.C. area.  Our eight board-certified colorectal surgeons are specifically trained in the latest techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the colon, rectum and anus. We offer minimally-invasive techniques toward reducing recovery time, minimizing hospital stay and facilitating return to normal daily activity. Learn more.