The colorectal surgery team at Boston Medical Center is highly skilled in treating common and complex conditions that affect the colon, rectum, and anus. Through multidisciplinary collaboration with the Division of Gastroenterology, and other specialists, our colorectal surgeons develop an integrated treatment plan to ensure that each patient receives the most appropriate care. We offer cutting-edge treatments, including robotic surgery, transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS), and other minimally invasive approaches to ensure patients recover as quickly as possible and achieve the best possible outcome. 

Conditions We Treat  

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Anal fissure
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Anal fistulas
  • Fecal incontinence

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Our Team

BMC's surgeons, physicians, and medical staff work together to provide advanced ongoing care to help patients manage their conditions. The multidisciplinary team includes gastroenterologists, surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners, radiologists, pathologists, rheumatologists, psychiatristsobstetrics and gynecology, and nutritionists.

Colorectal Surgeons

Joanne Favuzza, DO

Colorectal Surgeon
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine

Gastroenterologists

Ansu M Noronha, MD

Clinical Director, Department of Gastroenterology
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Sharmeel K Wasan, MD

Fellowship Director, Department of Gastroenterology
Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Advanced Practice Providers

Rebecca Headrick, PA-C

Special Interests

Anorectal disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance

Samuel Lajoie, PA-C

Lead Surgical Physician Assistant

Special Interests

Anorectal disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening and Surveillance

Research Overview

Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis

While the cause of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis is still unknown, continuing medical research is an important aspect of the clinical care for IBD patients. Research studies and clinical trials are ongoing at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center.

Research Studies

  • Predictors of adverse outcomes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients after ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Risk factors for post-operative infection in ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease patients
  • Micro RNA profiles from IBD patients with and without colorectal neoplasia
  • Clostridium difficle infection in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients
  • Vaccination rates in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Patient engagement and health status in Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients
  • Herpes zoster vaccination in IBD patients
  • Sample Collection Study to Evaluate DNA Markers in Subjects with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

To enroll in any of these studies, please contact the clinical research coordinator at the IBD Center at 617.638.6527.

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