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Research & Academia

Leading Research 

Research is a cornerstone of our practice. Our surgeons are engaged in ongoing research and are widely published in their field. We regularly conduct both physician and industry sponsored research studies regarding pelvic floor conditions, fecal incontinence, constipation, surgical device usage, wound care, colon cancer prevention, optimal evaluation and treatment of colon and rectal cancer, treatment of anorectal conditions, inflammatory bowel disease and outcomes.

We stay at the forefront of our specialty as a result of this ongoing research and annual participation in many scientific colon and rectal surgical meetings. CRSAL physicians are sought after speakers and faculty at national and international medical conferences on a wide range of colorectal topics, at times also serving as leaders of the most prominent surgical societies and foundations. 

In addition, CRSAL and the University of Minnesota sponsor an annual continuing medical education course for surgeons. Offered since 1938, this course attracts hundreds of medical professionals from around the world.   

Annual Principles Course Presented by:

Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota
The Minnesota Colon & Rectal Foundation

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World-Renowned Training

CRSAL physicians are not only experts within their field, they also train the next generation of colorectal surgeons. Through our partnership with the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Colon and Rectal Foundation, CRSAL has trained more than 170 colon and rectal surgeons.

The fellowship program is the oldest and one of the most highly regarded in the world with applicants from several continents. Each year, as many as five general surgeons train in this program to gain expertise in the specialty of colon and rectal surgery. Many have gone on to prominent teaching positions in various departments of surgery all over the world.

Thanks to this dedication to the highest level of specialty training, we stay abreast of the latest diagnostics and treatments within this continuously expanding field, enabling optimal care for our patients.  Learn More.

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