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Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Colorectal Surgery

The doctors of Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Colorectal Surgery are nationally regarded for their expertise in colorectal surgery. They deliver highly-personalized, compassionate care and use the most advanced colorectal surgical techniques, including colonoscopy, advanced endoscopic polypectomy avoiding the need for major colon resection surgery, transanal microscopic surgery and the da Vinci robotic surgical system.

The range of diseases and issues our doctors treat include:

Anorectal diseases and disorders:

  • Condyloma and HIV-related anorectal disease
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation and defecatory dysfunction
  • Fistula in ano and anorectal abscess
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Rectocele and perineal hernias
  • Fissure in ano and anal stenosis
  • Perianal Crohn's disease
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Proctalgia fugax, levator syndrome and pelvic pain
  • Presacral tumors
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Anorectal trauma
  • Ulcerative proctitis

Colorectal diseases and disorders:

  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon and rectal polyps
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Colonic inertia and constipation
  • Intestinal stomas and stoma complications
  • Gastrointestinal endometriosis
  • Lower gastrointestinal bleeding
Colorectal cancer:
  • Colon cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Rectal Cancer


  • Hemorrhoidal disease and rectal bleeding
  • Thrombosed hemorrhoid
  • Bleeding internal hemorrhoid

Robotic Colorectal Surgery

Robotic colorectal surgery is minimally invasive and requires just a few small incisions. The combination of a skilled surgeon and advanced technology yields a long list of potential benefits. Patients often experience less pain, have a faster recovery and quickly return to regular diet and bowel function. In addition, robotic surgeries reduce the length of hospital stays and the risk for major complications.

Our surgeons are among the most experienced robotic colorectal surgeons in the nation. Dr. Jorge Lagares is one of only four colorectal surgeons in the nation who has completed more than 1,000 robotic procedures, cementing his status as one of the country’s elite robotical surgeons.

Colorectal conditions treated with a robot include:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)


    Office Locations


    125 Doughty Street, Suite 280
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843) 958-1281

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    1879 Savage Road
    Charleston, SC 29407
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    1807 Crown Commons Way, Suite F1
    Johns Island, SC 29455
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    Goose Creek

    149 St. James Avenue
    Goose Creek, SC 29445
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    Mount Pleasant

    3510 Highway 17 North, Suite 220
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
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    300 Callen Blvd., Suite 330
    Summerville, SC 29486
    (843) 958-1281

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    Patient Forms

    Complete the patient forms for Roper St. Francis Physician Partners Colorectal Surgery and bring them with you to your appointment. 
    Please also arrange to have all medical records sent to our office and bring the following:
    • Photo ID
    • Insurance card
    • Medications or medications list



    Patient Education

    Below is pre- and post-op information to assist you with your surgery. 



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