About Us

Our Center

At the Kendrick Colon and Rectal Center, we recognize that colorectal problems are uniquely personal. That's why we offer expert, specialized care for men and women that is respectful of our patients' privacy, sensitive to their comfort and seeks to speed recovery.

While colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women, the decline in mortality rates is attributed to improvements in treatment, prevention, and early detection including screening colonoscopies.

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum, and anus with emphasis on screening for colon cancer, the surgical management of colorectal cancer, hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.

In 2011, we became part of the St. Francis Medical Group. We are the largest colorectal surgery group in Indiana. Our team of board-certified colorectal surgeons is among the nations most experienced and successful in laparoscopic procedures, performing hundreds of cases annually. We also have the only accredited colorectal surgery training program in the state of Indiana.

  • More than 70 percent of colon and rectal cancer surgery is performed laparoscopically, compared to only 30 percent for colon and 10 percent for rectal nationally.
  • Lengths of our patients stay is 3 to 4 days compared to 8 days nationally.
  • Single incision laparoscopy is an innovative technique which involves one small incision hidden through the navel.
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) is a treatment for early rectal cancers and is performed through the anus and in the rectum without having to make an incision through the abdomen.
  • The surgeons at Kendrick are leaders in the use of da Vinci Robotic Surgery to treat rectal cancers. Nationally, only about 3 percent of rectal cancer surgeries are performed with the da Vinci.

Training tomorrow’s colorectal surgeon through our Fellowship program, helps to keep the Kendrick Colon and Rectal Center at the forefront of advancements in surgical techniques as well as treatment for other bowel conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or fecal incontinence.

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