Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Brian Valerian is one of our colorectal surgeons.

Renowned Colorectal Surgery Program

Our colorectal surgeons are well known for providing the highest level of care to patients needing surgery related to the small intestine, colon, rectum, and anus. Working closely with colleagues in gastroenterology and oncology, our surgeons tailor treatment to each individual patient, ensuring better outcomes. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive and robotic techniques to get you back to health as quickly as possible.

Care Throughout the Capital Region

This page features information about colorectal surgery at Albany Medical Center. To make an appointment at Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-0940.

Learn more about colorectal surgery at Columbia Memorial Health and Saratoga Hospital.

All providers and locations in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

  • Anal abscesses, fistula, fissures
  • Anal cancer
  • Anal warts
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon polyps
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis and diverticular disease
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction and disorders
  • Perianal infections
  • Rectal abscesses
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal polyps and tumors
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis

There are other conditions we treat, please call us at 518-262-0940 for more information.

  • Laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery for benign and malignant conditions
  • PPH (procedure for prolapse and hemorrhoids)
  • Robotic-assisted colorectal surgery
  • Sacral nerve stimulator placement
  • Stapled hemorrhoidopexy
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
  • Transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS)
  • Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME)

As an academic medical center, we are up-to-date and can offer the latest treatments for colon and rectal conditions. Please call us at 518-262-0940 for more information about your condition and possible treatments.

Ostomy surgery allows bodily waste to pass through a surgically created stoma on the abdomen into a prosthetic known as an ostomy bag on the outside of the body, or into an internal surgically created bag for continent diversion surgeries.

Our surgeons can determine when ostomy surgery is necessary as a life-saving procedure. An ostomy may be needed due to birth defects, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, incontinence, pelvic trauma, and many other conditions.

Our wound care nurses serve as advocates, emotional support, and educators. They consult with patients during pre-admission testing for stoma marking, assist in making patient care recommendations, and teach patients and their families how to manage ostomies.

To make an appointment at Albany Medical Center, call 518-262-0940.

Sandra DiBrito, MD, PhD
The management of specific conditions like colorectal liver metastases is evolving extremely quickly, and the newest approach can render previously stage IV patients disease free. It is imperative to get the word out to patients and providers that multifocal colorectal liver metastases can be treated successfully.”
Dr. Sandra DiBritoSurgical Oncologist

Training the Next Generation of Physicians

Learn more about the Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Albany Medical College.