Colorectal Program

There are millions of individuals across the United States who experience colorectal and bowel-related issues. The lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 20. That’s why it’s important to work with a team of expert specialists for your care.
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Meet our Physician Leader

Dr. Babak (Bobby) Rad graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in biological sciences in 1991. After obtaining his medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1995, he completed a general surgery residency at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in 2000.

Specialized Care for Colorectal Conditions

Hoag’s Colorectal Program offers advanced treatment options to those who suffer with bowel disorders. Our specialized team addresses a variety of care pathways from screening and surveillance to treatment and recovery. Specialists are skilled in minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery and robotic procedures, enabling enhanced precision and shorter recovery times.

Diseases & Conditions Treated

Diseases and conditions treated through the Hoag Colorectal Services include:

  • Anorectal Disease Treatment (Hemorrhoid, Anal Fissure)
  • Diverticulitis
  • Rectal Prolapse

Colorectal Procedures & Treatments at Hoag

Procedures and treatments offered through Hoag Colorectal Services include:

What is your risk of Colorectal Cancer?

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Access World Class Digestive Health Care

Hoag is ranked in the top 10 percent in Colon Cancer Surgery in the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report, within the top ranked Gastroenterology and GI Surgery program at Hoag Digestive Health Institute. At Hoag, you can trust that you will receive superior care from our multidisciplinary team of specialized physicians.


Hoag physicians are actively involved in progressive research and clinical trials enabling greater access to advances in colorectal care.

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Hoag's Digestive Health Institute offers the most skilled providers for your simple to complex digestive disorders. Our multidisciplinary team is subspecialized and works collaboratively to provide the greatest level of care, tailored uniquely to you.

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