Why Roswell Park for Colorectal Cancer Treatment?

Our nationally recognized physician team

Our accomplished physicians are leaders in the field and hold leadership roles in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Roswell Park physicians not only follow the evidence-based NCCN treatment guidelines used by physicians around the world; they write them.

Our surgical expertise

At Roswell Park, colorectal cancer surgery is performed by surgeons with high volume experience and the majority of operations are performed with minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopic approaches and nearly 70% are performed with robotic surgery — far more than any hospital in the region.

  • We are the only area facility able to provide intraoperative radiotherapy to treat positive surgical margins during surgery.
  • We offer cytoreductive surgery/HIPEC, a complex treatment combining debulking surgery with heated regional chemotherapy. This one-time therapy offers improved survival for patients with advanced disease.
  • A high percentage of our surgical patients are able to avoid a permanent colostomy.

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Our quality, comprehensive care

We provide multidisciplinary cancer care that integrates the expertise from several specialists, including surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, oncology-focused gastroenterologists, dietitians, physical therapists and more. Our comprehensive care includes:

  • Specialized High-Risk Colorectal Cancer program that offers cancer screenings, genetic counseling and testing, surveillance, and preventive options such as chemoprevention or surgery.
  • Advanced endoscopic procedures, minimally invasive approaches that allows some patients to avoid major surgery.
  • Our state-of-the-art Endoscopy Center with onsite pathology to provide immediate, mid-procedure pathology review and diagnosis, and advanced, minimally invasive endoscopic treatments.
  • Sexual Health Clinic to address cancer and treatment side effects that impact ability to interact intimately.
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Roswell Park is ranked among the world's best specialized hospitals

Roswell Park is the only Upstate New York center to be named in the top 50 of Newsweek's 2023 World’s Best Specialized Hospitals for Oncology — and the only Buffalo-area center to be included on the full list of 250 top cancer hospitals internationally.

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Our cutting-edge therapies

We offer treatments at the forefront of cancer care, plus clinicians with the knowledge and experience to use them. Our patients with colorectal cancer may opt for a treatment plan that includes:

  • Enrolling in clinical trials to access the very latest drugs, immunotherapies and targeted agents — oftentimes years before they become available from other providers. Roswell Park opens new clinical trials every day.
  • Treatment with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, a safer, minimally-invasive radiotherapy approach for metastatic disease to the brain that improves survival and quality of life. Roswell Park is the only provider in the region offering Gamma Knife radiosurgery.
  • Our comprehensive approach to stage 4 metastatic disease to the liver, incorporating our high-volume hepatic surgeons and interventional radiologists to offer innovative treatment for liver metastases that can extend survival and potentially cure the cancer.

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