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.


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.

Colorectal Cancer: A Matter of Facts on abc27IBD Live Web Chat

Colorectal cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States - yet is preventable and often curable when detected early. On March 26, colorectal cancer specialists from Penn State Hershey are teaming up with abc27 to discuss treatment and prevention during a live program airing at 7:30 p.m. Call and talk one-on-one with doctors in the abc27 call center, and have your questions answered. Watch stories about patients and families in our community, and learn how they beat this disease.

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.