Colorectal Services

Colorectal Services at UWMC 1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor, Seattle, WA 98195 206.598.4477     
​Our colorectal services team strives to provide outstanding care and accountability to each patient we treat. We comprehensively evaluate cases to discern the cause and extent of disorders of the colon, rectum, anus and pelvic floor. We ensure that patients fully understand their condition, what is at stake, what options exist and our recommended therapies. We deliver appropriate, individualized medical and surgical treatment to support patients’ recovery.

Our Multidisciplinary Team

Dr. Alessandro Fichera, a nationally recognized surgeon, leads a team of committed physicians with expertise in managing colorectal diseases. We operate under UW Medicine’s collaborative, multidisciplinary model to ensure that each patient’s care is informed by physicians in the following specialty areas:
  • Gastroenterology
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Medical oncology
  • Surgical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Urology
  • Gynecology
  • Support services such as
    Palliative Care, Nutrition and Ostomy Care

Conditions and Treatments

Our expertise encompasses the following:
  • Prevention and treatment of colon, rectal and anal cancers
  • Sphincter-preserving procedures for anorectal malignancies
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pelvic floor disorders (such as organ prolapse and incontinence)

Oncology Care

UW Medicine, with Seattle Children’s and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, composes the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Our patients have ready access to perhaps the foremost oncology-care resource in the Pacific Northwest. Our practitioners are experts in the latest technologies and therapies including the lowest-dose CT scans in Washington state. The alliance also avails patients of clinical research trials that may be otherwise unavailable locally or regionally.

To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.598.6705