Colorectal Surgery at UNC Rex is proud to offer compassionate and cutting-edge care for all your surgical needs.

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Our Procedures & Surgeries

The Colorectal Division of North Carolina Surgery at UNC REX specializes in many procedures to help correct and reduce symptoms related to conditions affecting the digestive tract. Click on the links below to see how we can help you.

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Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgery

Unlike open surgery that requires a long incision to open the abdomen, minimally invasive surgery involves several small incisions (cuts) – often shorter than an inch.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Surgery

If you have IBD, your specialist will recommend treatment based on your symptoms, health history, the severity of your condition, and personal risk factors.

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Open Surgery for Colorectal Diseases

Colorectal surgery requires accessing complex parts of the digestive tract. Surgeons cannot perform all operations with a minimally invasive, laparoscopic approach.

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Anorectal Surgery

Surgeons can use fast, minimally invasive procedures to treat a variety of anorectal conditions, including hemorrhoids, anal fistulas or abscesses and fissures.


What Our Patients Are Saying

Catherine S.

"Thank you for the wonderful care I received from you! Although what I was dealing with was a sensitive situation, you helped me in a professional but gentle and kind manner which put me at ease. I will recommend you highly to my friends! Thank you!”


"Over the years, I have been to many major hospitals from Boston to Cleveland and seen dozens of doctors. From the moment I met Dr. Rahbar, and the rest of their team, I immediately felt at ease. They have always gone above and beyond to help me. I truly can’t say enough great things about them and I’m forever grateful to Dr. Rahbar."


"Following my diagnosis of colorectal cancer, I was, of course, apprehensive. However, after meeting with Dr. Altom and Melissa and having the robotic surgery explained in "layman's" language, my level of concern dropped rapidly. The day of surgery came and went with no complications and I was back on my feet in no time."