Penn State Hershey Colon and Rectal Surgery

At Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center our skilled colorectal team provides the most advanced and effective medical care available.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious colorectal disease, you want the most advanced and effective medical care available, state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities, latest drug therapies and leading-edge surgical techniques. At Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, our skilled colon and rectal surgeons provide all that and more.

We also provide hope for a full, rewarding life after treatment, by providing the area’s most comprehensive colon and rectal care.

We take the time to help patients understand the complexities of their illness. Our board-certified surgeons specialize in treating patients with complicated colorectal disease, including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis), colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence and diverticulitis.


Watch ABC27 for Colorectal Diseases: Expert Surgical Solutions

Good Day PA SegmentOn Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., specialists from Penn State Hershey Colon and Rectal Surgery will discuss the latest surgical options for colorectal diseases, including colorectal cancer and ulcerative colitis, and more. Call and talk one-on-one with doctors in the studio during this live call-in show. You may also e-mail questions in advance to

Learn about:

  • minimally invasive and robotic surgery, including single site laparoscopy
  • how family history and genetics are being shown to play a significant role in many intestinal diseases, including IBD, diverticulitis and colon cancer
  • treating and managing ulcerative colitis

Watch stories about patients and families in our community.

abc27's Good Day PAGood Day PA Segment

Drs. Walter Koltun and Andrew Tinsley talk inflammatory bowel disease on abc27's Good Day PA! with host Amy Kehm. Watch their segment here. After the show, they answered nearly 50 questions about IBD, treatment options, and more as part of a live web chat on View the questions and responses here. If you have a question for the IBD team, call our nurse navigator at 717-531-3998.

We want to make you as comfortable as possible. The information in this booklet will help you understand more about what to expect before, during, and after your surgery.