The Colorectal Surgery Division is the region’s leader in research on colorectal disease. Why should this be important to you? Because our involvement in research helps ensure that we are able to provide our patients with the most up-to-date treatments.
One of our major areas of focus is outcomes research. In outcomes research, we analyze large databases of information on the effectiveness of various treatments. This helps us determine which treatments are best for various kinds of patients. As a result, we are better able to customize treatments for you.
Our division is also involved with CTSI, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. This institute, one of just a handful in the country, works to move innovative ideas from the lab to the bedside. Dr. John Monson, who is Chief of the Colorectal Surgery Division, is also Vice-Chair for Health Services and Outcomes Research at CTSI.
The doctors in our division have published over 300 journal articles on colorectal disease and its treatments. This involvement in publishing keeps on on the leading-edge of knowledge about colorectal disease and its treatments.