Mayo Clinic's colon and rectal surgery practice is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements reinforce surgeons' commitment to providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.
Surgeons see more than 11,000 patients each year at Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, making the practice among the largest in the world collectively.
Mayo colorectal surgeons developed the procedure to remove the diseased colon and rectum and reconnect the intestines to the anus (ileoanal anastomosis) so that one can continue to eliminate wastes normally. In 2009, a Mayo colorectal surgeon performed the first single-incision colectomy, in which the entire colon was removed through a single tiny incision around the navel.
Mayo Clinic colon and rectal surgeons actively contribute to care and research in the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center ranks in the top tier of cancer centers for cancer research, treatment and education. Mayo specialists have extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of every kind of cancer.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranks No. 1 for digestive disorders in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for digestive disorders by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022–2023 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked highly performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.