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Colorectal program

Colorectal program

Pediatric surgeons at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to treat the individual needs of each patient. Their goal is to provide children with anal-rectal disorders advanced care and rehabilitation that frees them from social stigma and allows them to live and play like other children.

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Colorectal program conditions treated include:

  • Anal fistula
  • Anal abscesses
  • Anorectal malformations (imperforate anus)
  • Cloaca
  • Colon polyps
  • Colorectal problems in children with myelomeningocele
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Idiopathic constipation
  • Pseudofecal incontinence

Treatment options include:

  • Medical management
  • Bowel management
  • Colonic irrigation
  • Enema administration
  • Surgical interventions

Patient evaluation

Patients are seen in the Shriners Hospital clinic where the pediatric surgery team evaluates each patient and develops a treatment plan based on the individual needs of each child.