Colorectal Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital

Our surgeons specialize in robotic, minimally invasive procedures as well as traditional colorectal surgery.

The experts at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie are a vital part of Allegheny Health Network’s overall colorectal care team by providing top-quality care to residents in the Erie area.

Colorectal care at AHN in Erie: Why choose us?

The experts at Colorectal Physicians and Surgeons of PA are certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. With more than 30 years of combined experience, they focus exclusively on diagnosing, managing, and treating all colorectal issues, including advanced surgical procedures right here in Erie.

Colorectal conditions we treat

Our physicians treat a wide variety of conditions, such as:

  • Colon and rectal cancers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Internal and external hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissure
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  •  Anal warts, skin tags, and other perianal conditions 
  • Pilonidal disease

How we diagnose colorectal conditions

You can feel comfortable talking to our compassionate and experienced physicians about your symptoms. Once we learn more about your condition, we determine the best course of action. This can include nonsurgical treatments or a traditional colonoscopy, where we can routinely remove polyps and other abnormal tissues during the diagnostic process.

How we treat colorectal conditions

Our patients in Erie have access to multiple proven treatment options that we deliver on-site. Our physicians are experienced at performing minimally invasive procedures, such as:

  • Robotic-assisted surgeries, which can minimize the size of incisions, reduce the chance of complications, and allow for a faster recovery and return to normal activities. Robotic-assisted procedures include:
    • Colon and rectal surgeries. 
    • Sphincter-preserving rectal cancer surgery, so you can avoid using a colostomy bag. 
    • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) resection for skin-incision-free rectal tumor surgery. Our practice was the first to perform this procedure in Erie. 
    • Elective colon resection for complex and/or recurring diverticulitis.
  • Surgery for complicated and/or medically refractory inflammatory bowel disease.

We also offer medical and surgical care for benign anorectal disorders, including:

  • Office-based treatment for hemorrhoids, including rubber band ligation and infrared coagulation. Most patients can return to work after a quick office appointment.
  • Traditional hemorrhoid surgery as well as multiple cutting-edge, newer surgical techniques for the treatment of hemorrhoids.
  • Anal warts, skin tags, hidradenitis, and other perianal conditions, acute perirectal abscess, and chronic anal fistula care.
  • Anal fistula and fissure surgery that spares the sphincter muscle.
  • Minimally invasive pilonidal surgery for primary and recurrent pilonidal disease.

Contact us

Call (814) 453-2777 or request an appointment for colorectal services at Saint Vincent Hospital.