Colorectal Center of Excellence 

Nation's First Gold Seal in Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery

This certification from the Joint Commission recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing expert care in minimally invasive colorectal surgery, including exceeding national standards in average length of hospital stays and complication rates. East Cooper Medical Center has more Gold Seals than any other hospital in South Carolina, including certifications in laminectomy (vertebra decompression), heart failure, pneumonia, stroke and advanced inpatient diabetic management.

  • Our Colorectal Center also has an average length of stay that's 59% better than the national average (2.41 days compared to 5.94)
  • Our complication rate is also 59% better than national average (4.0% compared to 9.72%)
  • We have a dedicated colorectal and wound care coordinator


Free Online Physician Referral

To ask a question or make an appointment with a board-certified, fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon, please call:

(843) 884-7031


Diseases Treated

We treat patients with the following colorectal diseases and disorders:

  • Cancer of the small intestine, large intestine, rectum or anus
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel diesase (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Dominantly inherited colorectal cancer (familiar adenomatous polyposis and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer)
  • Anal abscesses, fistuals, warts and fissures
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Obstructed defecation syndrome
  • Internal and esternal hemorrhoids
  • Rectocele and enterocele
  • Rectal prolapse

Minimally Invasive Colorectal Procedures

  • Small bowel resection
  • Segmental, left and right colectomy
  • Total abdominal colectomy
  • Total proctocolectomy
  • J-pouch construction
  • Stoma creation
  • Diagnostic or staging laparoscopy
  • Rectopexy for rectal prolapse
  • Lysis and removal of intestinal adhesions
  • Altemeir perineal proctecomy
  • STARR (Stapled Transanal Rectal Resection)
  • TEMS (Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery)
  • THD (Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization)
  • LIFT (Ligation of Intersphincteric Fistual)