Colon and rectal surgery are mostly done to treat malignant tumors. These tumors are most often developed from benign polyps in the colon, usually with people aged 50 to 70. Other causes are rare but can happen – hereditary genetic disorders or inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis). Affiliated providers offer a number of treatment options including traditional colon and rectal surgery (open incision) or by laparoscopy (minimally invasive). All members of the TopLine MD Alliance are leaders in their field and have a history of successful patient outcomes.