General Surgery

Colorectal Center

The Colorectal Center at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, was established in 2011. It is one of the leading pediatric colorectal programs in the western United States providing high-quality, coordinated care for children of all ages.

What Sets Us Apart

We provide a multidisciplinary approach with surgery, urology, gastroenterology, gynecology, neurosurgery, cardiology, nursing, child life, social work, and nutrition. Care coordination for our patients is initiated at birth or upon referral to the colorectal and pelvic disorders center.

We currently manage over 500 patients at the colorectal and pelvic disorders center.

Every year we see an average of 35 patients newly diagnosed with Hirschsprung disease and/or anorectal malformations.

We have a dedicated bowel management program which has enabled us to decrease our annual emergency department visits from 53% to 11% and unplanned hospitalizations from 34% to 6%.

We co-founded and actively participate in the Pediatric Colorectal and Pelvic Learning Consortium. This consortium is comprised of surgeons, scientists and other specialists who facilitate research on anorectal malformations, Hirschsprung disease, and other colorectal and pelvic disorders. We are actively populating a biorepository for patients with Hirschsprung disease and anorectal malformations. This enables collaboration with human geneticists to further our understanding of these disorders. We are focused on conducting outcomes research to enhance the long-term quality of life for children with colorectal problems.

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