Colorectal Care Center
The center is located on the third floor of the Medical Office Center at Rhode Island Hospital. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Our phone number is 401-228-0570.
The Colorectal Care Center at Rhode Island Hospital offers multidisciplinary expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the anus, colon and rectum. It is the only colorectal center in Rhode Island to make available to patients all necessary services in one location and in one day.
The combination of excellent facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and the unparalleled expertise of our staff, along with continuity of care on a single campus, makes the Colorectal Care Center at Rhode Island Hospital comparable to the best in the country. As a result, it enables us to achieve optimal results for our patients.
Our collaboration with other departments such as radiology, gastroenterology, pathology, radiation therapy and oncology allows our physicians and surgeons seamless coordination of patient care and our location enables us to offer the expertise of a variety of specialists.
Patient care is integrated with screening tests, prevention strategies, nutrition management, education and support services for patients and their families, as well as attention to quality of life issues. Particular emphasis is placed on procedures that avoid a permanent colostomy or ileostomy bag.
We evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including:
• Colorectal cancer
• Pre-malignant conditions
• Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and ulcerative colitis)
• Benign anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fistulas, and fissures
• Functional disorders such as incontinence, prolapse, and rectocele
- Polyp removal
- Outpatient treatments for hemorrhoids
Our surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in the field of minimally invasive, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. Our surgical outcomes exceed national standards of excellence and safety.
Our Technology and Facilities
The Colorectal Care Center is equipped with a special anorectal physiology laboratory. Manometric studies, 3D anal ultrasound and pudendal nerve studies can be performed to better understand and treat our patients' functional disorders. The lab can also be utilized for testing of pelvic floor problems, as well as for treatment, including biofeedback. Our endoscopy unit is fully equipped for screening, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of colorectal conditions. Our 3D endorectal ultrasound unit is utilized to properly stage and plan comprehensive treatment of rectal tumors. Our doctors' offices are located in the center for visits, consultations, procedures and scheduling.
The center also offers a nationally accredited physician residency program for teaching and research.