Improving surgical feasibility in rectal cancer care

David W. Larson, M.D., M.B.A., a colorectal surgeon, Chris L. Hallemeier, M.D., a radiation oncologist, and Zhaohui Jin, M.D., an oncologist, are part of the colorectal cancer care team at Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. They highlight their success in performing minimally invasive, robotic and complex surgeries for patients with rectal cancer that was traditionally deemed inoperable. Leveraging Mayo Clinic's expertise in sophisticated surgical methods, intraoperative radiation and multidisciplinary collaboration, the rectal cancer team optimizes the chances of a cure and improved quality of life by preserving organ, nerve and reproductive functions. Mayo Clinic’s rectal cancer specialists work closely with patients and their healthcare providers to customize treatment and a plan for long-term survivorship.


March 14, 2024

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