Cancer Care

Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Care

Colorectal Cancer

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Colorectal Cancer Treatments and Technologies

We are on the forefront of colorectal cancer treatment and technology advancements.

At OhioHealth, we offer comprehensive treatment options and develop a care plan that’s best for you and most effective in treating your type of colorectal cancer.

Leading Expertise

The OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship program receives applicants from surgical training programs throughout the United States. Guided by our colorectal surgeons who are experts in advanced diagnosis and treatment techniques, clinical research and leading-edge patient care, their training is represented in specialty practices all over the world.

Comprehensive Treatment Options for Colorectal Cancer


On average across the system, OhioHealth performs more than 300 colorectal surgeries each year. Our expert surgeons collaborate with other specialty areas to precisely determine the best approach to treatment.

We Offer:

Traditional Surgery

Normal traditional surgery procedures.

Laparoscopic surgery

Through three to five small incisions, typically with less blood loss, less pain and faster healing.

Robotic-assisted surgery

This type of surgery provides an unmatched degree of visualization and precision — it requires several small incisions and typically results in less blood loss, less pain and faster healing.

TAMIS and TEM Surgeries

Leading-edge TransAnal Minimally Invasive Surgery and TransAnal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for rectal tumors — both are highly specialized, sphincter-sparing procedures.

Interventional Radiology

One of the newest and most aggressive options in cancer treatment today, interventional radiology targets and treats cancers that cannot be treated surgically by using heating, cooling or microwave energy to kill tumor cells. Patients benefit from low-risk complications and, in some cases, return home the same day.

OhioHealth Infusion

OhioHealth Infusion Centers offer a variety of outpatient services close to home in a comfortable and patient-centered environment. Here, our highly qualified staff will provide care and support throughout your course of treatment.

Clinical Trials, Research and Innovation

OhioHealth actively participates in regional, national and international research networks. Our cancer research program offers the newest treatments and therapies, putting us at the forefront of cancer care. In addition, we now have access to clinical trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center®.

Cancer clinical trials are carried out by a team of healthcare experts who are dedicated to connecting patients with the latest advances in cancer care, working closely with their primary care physician.

  • We have access to clinical trials for colon cancer
  • On average, 8 percent of our patients are approved to participate in clinical trials compared to a national average of less than 3 percent.

To learn more about our clinical trials, contact OhioHealth CancerCall at (614) 566.4321 or 1 (800) 752.9119 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is unique to each individual and directed by your radiation oncologist. All OhioHealth radiation therapy locations have real-time access to your plan of care, so you can schedule your appointments for whatever location best fits your availability.