Colorectal Cancer Care
MacNeal Hospital offers a comprehensive, coordinated approach to colorectal cancer designed to provide you with the benefits of a major academic medical center in the comfort of your own neighborhood. We use the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures to lessen your postoperative discomfort and shorten your recuperation time.
All MacNeal cancer patients see a medical oncologist from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) working exclusively at MacNeal. This provides MacNeal colorectal cancer patients with access to many clinical trials of new treatments and protocols. Medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists work together to formulate a customized plan of care for you.
Our advanced procedures allow MacNeal colorectal surgeons to have a high success rate with preserving the anal sphincter, making it less likely you will need a permanent colostomy.