When you choose John Muir Health for your treatment for colorectal cancer, you are choosing one of the few Bay Area hospitals with American College of Surgeons-board certified colon and rectal surgeons who collectively have over a quarter-century of experience. Eighty percent of colon cancer surgeries performed at John Muir Health use a minimally invasive, laparoscopic technique, compared to the 30 percent national average for hospitals in the U.S.
Our colorectal program is part of the Integrated Network Cancer Program which is accredited through the America College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (ACos/CoC). Read the press release.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable and curable when detected early. Our approach to treating colorectal cancer utilizes the latest research and standard of care to provide the best outcomes for our patients.
While we are proud of our expertise and advanced technologies, we are equally proud of the way we partner with our patients. Our approach is to listen to you and work together on your treatment plan.
Dr. Drew Schembre discusses statistics along with the importance of treating colon and rectal cancer symptoms without delay.
Our rectal cancer program is the first in the nation to be recognized as a center of excellence by the American College of Surgeons, National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer.
Colon Surgery rated High Performing by U.S. News and World Report 2016, 2017, and 2018.