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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.

Meet one of our patients and read their success story.

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.