Colon & Rectal Surgery

The Colon and Rectal Surgeons at Mercy Health specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the small intestine, colon, rectum and anal area.

Our board certified, fellowship-trained surgeons, Dr. Barrat and Dr. Cullen, are leaders in the use of minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic techniques. Using smaller incisions compared to conventional surgery can reduce pain and promote faster recovery.

Mercy Health Colon and Rectal Surgeons provide nationally recognized expertise. They work collaboratively with general surgeons, specialists and primary care physicians to provide you with the best possible care.

Areas of focus include:

  • Anorectal diseases and problems
    • Anal cancer
    • Anal condyloma
    • Anal fissures
    • Anorectal abscess
    • Anorectal pain
    • Anorectal fistulas
    • Hemorrhoids
  • Bowel blockage
  • Bowel incontinence
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Constipation
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Genetic colon cancer
  • Hernia repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Infections of the colon or rectal areas
  • Inflammation of the colon or rectum
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Crohn's disease
    • Ulcerative colitis
  • Large and small bowel cancer
  • Pilonidal disease (skin infection near the tail bone)
  • Polyps or adenomas
  • Polyposis syndromes
  • Pouchitis
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Stoma problems

Colon and Rectal Surgeons are experts in performing colorectal cancer screenings. Your primary care physician may refer you to a Colon and Rectal Surgeon for a screening if you are age 50+ or have other potential risk factors. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in America for men and women. But you can change that, because screening prevents 70-80 percent of colorectal cancers. In fact, this is one of the most preventable cancers. Colorectal cancer often shows no symptoms until it’s at an advanced stage. Screening is essential. Talk to your doctor or call a Mercy Health Colon and Rectal Surgeon to learn more about colorectal cancer screening. It’s a conversation that could save your life.

Colon & Rectal Surgery Locations Near Cincinnati

Mercy Health Hospitals Have the Latest Robotic Technology

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital is the first hospital in Butler County to have the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the newest and most advanced robot used in minimally-invasive surgery, available for patient care. Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital also has the new technology available to serve patients. Surgeons as both hospitals will perform their first procedures using the Xi later this month.

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Facebook Live Discussion on Colorectal Cancer

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is hosting a Facebook Live discussion on colorectal cancer featuring Mercy Health Physician and colon and rectal surgeon Cory D. Barrat, MD at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 3.

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Mercy Health Partners with ReadySet Surgical

Mercy Health, a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has formed a unique partnership with ReadySet Surgical to streamline the vendor managed surgical supply chain in its own hospitals and co-develop surgical supply chain tools to further operating room efficiency.

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