Welcome to Colon and Rectal Surgery

The colon and rectal surgery team at VCU Health treats complex colorectal and anorectal diseases with a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach.

Our enhanced recovery program improves patient outcomes and accelerates recovery from surgery while reducing complications. We help patients navigate treatment pathways with support from a CRS-specialized nurse and nurse practitioner. Our faculty surgeons are board certified in both general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.

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Surgery Education

General surgery residents at VCU are vital members of the CRS surgical team. Residents learn endoscopy, as well as clinical and surgical management of anorectal, colon and rectal diseases. Residents participate in open, laparoscopic and robotic procedures.

General Surgery Residency Program


We have a strong focus on research and evidence-based patient care.

Our faculty are engaged in multiple research endeavors. This includes translational research for regenerative medicine treatments of fecal incontinence, clinical research for integration of palliative care into surgical treatment pathways and quality care improvement research to improve clinical outcomes in colon and rectal surgery.

From the Chair

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From the Chair

"The CRS division is devoted to teamwork with our patients, colleagues and community. Our Team’s mission is to deliver superior patient care with integrity and kindness while advancing knowledge through research and education."

— Jaime L. Bohl, MD, FACS, FASCRS

VCU Health Colon & Rectal Surgery

Research Announcement

New Faculty

Join us in welcoming our new research faculty Khalil Bitar, PhD. 


Clinical Faculty

Jill Peysha, MD (VCU Health)

Contact Us

Phone: (804) 827-0049
Fax: (804) 827-0670

Jaime L. Bohl, M.D., FACS, FASCRS 
Chair, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Biliana Ivanova, MBA
Associate Administrator
(804) 827-1035

Office Location

West Hospital
1200 East Broad Street
4th Floor

Mailing Address
Box 980167
Richmond Virginia 23298-0167

Phone: (804) 827-0049
Fax: (804) 827-0670