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.


How can you decrease your risk for Breast and Ovarian CancerWomen: Here's to your Health to air on abc27 Thursday, October 23

Take time to take care of your health. abc27 is teaming up with Penn State Hershey Medical Center to discuss comprehensive women's health issues. Watch Women: Here's to Your Health on abc27 on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. This show is for women of all ages featuring Penn State Hershey specialists and women from our community. Call and talk one-on-one with specialists on our panel during this live call-in show.

  • Learn how a small device - similar to a heart pacemaker - relieved a Camp Hill woman's overactive bladder.
  • Learn how surgery to remove excess bowel helped a Lancaster County woman return to the pool.
  • Hear two breast cancer survivors talk about life after diagnosis, survivorship and everything in between.
  • Meet Dr. Kristine Widders, Penn State Hershey's newest breast surgeon.

Click here to submit questions for our team and be sure to watch on Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 to hear the answers.


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.