Colorectal Cancer Center
Comprehensive Treatment for Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer
Cedars-Sinai’s Colorectal Cancer Center has the highest volume, shorter length of stay, and lowest 30-day readmission rate compared to most hospitals in California. More referring physicians choose to send their patients here because they know we are equipped with the latest research that tracks the most promising developments in treatment options. Powered by physicians who are collaborative and productive, our expert team serves one of the largest and most diverse populations in the world.
Likewise, the multidisciplinary collaboration among our team members ensures that patients obtain a continuum of care that reflects the best Cedars-Sinai has to offer. Colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists, researchers, nurses and clinicians guide the treatment of each patient.
For those who require surgery, our specialists are recognized leaders in performing minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colorectal patients. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery can include less pain after surgery, faster return of bowel function, quicker healing, less scarring and fewer days in the hospital to recover. Elderly colorectal patients often need less home care and return earlier to independent living.
At Cedars-Sinai, the majority of colorectal operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques. Laparoscopy, however, may not be suitable for all patients. It is important to ask your surgeon if you are an appropriate candidate for minimally invasive surgery.
American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Colon and Rectal Cancer
Beginning at age 50, the American Cancer Society recommends men and women follow one of the following five test options:
♦ Yearly fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
In the 2012-13 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Cancer.