Colorectal Surgery at New Brunswick Campus
Appointments: (732) 235-8353
| General Inquiries: (732) 235-7920
The Colorectal Surgery (CRS) program at RWJ and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School offers a comprehensive and modern approach of treatment options for every kind of colorectal problem. Our surgeons are trained in minimally invasive techniques including robotic, laparoscopic and transanal for the treatment of benign and malignant diseases. The surgical team works with the patients and their families in determining the best treatment option for their disease process.
Craig Rezac, MD
Chief Robotic Surgery & Chief, Section of Colorectal Surgery
Nell Maloney-Patel, MD
Theodore Eisenstat, MD
Conditions We Treat
- Colon and Rectal Cancers
- Rectal Prolapse
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Advanced Robotic Colorectal & Minimally Invasive Surgery for both benign and malignant disease.
- Trans anal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) was introduced by Dr. Rezac to NJ several years ago. This technology offers a minimally invasive approach to a variety of diseases of the rectum including early rectal cancers, polyps and complex fistulae. This technology can avoids major surgery and the need for colostomy.
- Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection (STARR) procedure is offered as a minimally invasive approach to specific pelvic floor diseases that cause constipation.
- State of the art treatment options for hemorrhoid disease including Procedure for Prolapsing Hemorrhoids (PPH) and Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD). These procedures offer a less painful solution for a common problem.
- Pelvic floor center - Together with our urogynecology colleagues, offers a variety of treatment and diagnostic options for diseases including fecal incontinence, constipation and organ prolapse.
- Anorectal physiology lab - This is a state of the art diagnostic center including manometry and endorectal ultrasound. This allows the diagnostic evaluation of all pelvic floor problems from fecal incontinence, constipation and organ prolapse as well as the assessment of rectal lesions and cancers.
- Sacral nerve stimulation (Interstim) and Solesta (injectable) are state of the art treatments for fecal incontinence that are performed by our surgeons.
- Center for treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Together with our colleagues in the Department of gastroenterology, we offer a comprehensive variety of treatment options both medical and surgical for both crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Minimally invasive surgery and Robotic surgery is offered for J pouch candidates and crohn’s disease.
- High resolution anoscopy is performed for the evaluation and treatment of anal squamous cell cancer and its precancerous stage (AIN).
- Screening and advanced colonoscopy are also routinely performed by our surgeons. We also perform laparoscopic assisted-endoscopic removal of advanced colon polyps. This frequently avoids the need for major colon resections.
A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life
Colorectal cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths; but it is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented. Nearly 135,000 adults are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. Through proper colorectal cancer screening, like a colonoscopy, doctors can find and remove polyps hidden in the colon before they become cancerous. Sometimes, removing polyps can prevent cancer altogether.
Reaching 80% Screened for Colorectal Cancer by 2018
RWJBarnabas Health is one of 500 local and national organizations to sign a pledge to support 80% By 2018, an effort led by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT), to reduce colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and to work towards the shared goal of 80 percent of adults aged 50 and older being regularly screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.