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Colon Cancer

Our multidisciplinary approach to colon cancer care unites specialists from across Cleveland Clinic, including surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, anesthesiologists, psychologists and oncologists.

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Jean Ashburn, MD

Jean Ashburn, MD

Ashburn, Jean, MD

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Colorectal Surgery

Specialties: Pouch Center

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Carol Burke, MD

Carol Burke, MD

Burke, Carol, MD

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Specialties: Colonic Neoplasia, Colorectal Cancer, Duodenal Polyps, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, Fundic Gland Polyps, Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer, Juvenile Polyposis more

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: No

Education: The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health

James Church, MD

James Church, MD

Church, James, MD

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center

Department: Colorectal Surgery

Specialties: Abdominal Pain, Anal Abscesses, Anal Cancer, Anal Fissures, Anal Fistula, Benign Anorectal Disease, Bowel Incontinence more

Treats: Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Surgeon: Yes

Education: University of Auckland School of Medicine

Meagan Costedio, MD

Meagan Costedio, MD

Costedio, Meagan, MD

Location(s): Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Department: Colorectal Surgery

Specialties: Anal Cancer, Benign Anorectal Disease, Bowel Incontinence, Collagenous Colitis, Colorectal Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulosis more

Treats: Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Surgeon: Yes

Education: University of Vermont

John Cullen, MD

John Cullen, MD

Cullen, John, MD

Location(s): Hillcrest Hospital (Colorectal Surgery), Beachwood Family Health Center, Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center

Department: Colorectal Surgery

Treats: Adults Only

Surgeon: Yes

Education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine



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Nutrition Services and Lifestyle Changes Regarding Colon Function

Our Center for Human Nutrition is part of our Digestive Disease Institute. Nutrition plays a large role in treating the symptoms of having a colon related disease. Our Center is one of the only centers in the nation offering comprehensive services, including specialized teams for nutrition therapy, intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition support.

Treatment options may include working with our Center for Human Nutrition. Learn more about the Center:

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