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Buffalo General Medical Center
Third floor, room C-319
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Colorectal Surgery

Hundreds of colorectal surgeries and procedures are performed each year at the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Minimally invasive, or laparoscopic surgery, is a technique that utilizes a few, very small incisions, through which a small camera and instruments are inserted to perform the surgery.

Another form of minimally invasive surgery is robotic surgery, which provides far greater precision, flexibility and control than a human hand.

There are many benefits to minimally invasive surgery such as: less pain, reduced risk of infection and generally shorter recovery time than a traditional open surgery.

While many surgeries are performed laparoscopically, an open surgery may be the preferred option- depending on the unique factors of the condition. 

Our team is highly specialized in diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions including:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease/Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Anorectal diseases (hemorrhoids, fistulas, etc.)

 Common procedures are:

  • Ileoanal pouch
  • Bowel Resection/Stricturoplasty
  • Rectal surgery with and without permanent colostomy/ colonic pouch (for rectal cancer)
  • Stomas (Ileostomy, colostomy)
  • Surgery for chronic constipation
  • Anorectal Surgery (hemorrhoidectomy, repair anal sphincter, fistulectomy)
  • Screening colonoscopy

Buffalo General Medical Center Colorectal Surgeons

Mark Falvo, MDMark Falvo, MD
1150 Youngs Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
 (716) 636-9004


Mahmoud N Kulaylat, MDMahmoud Kulaylat, MD
100 High Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
 (716) 859-2050


Jeffrey Visco, MDJeffrey Visco, MD
4955 North Bailey Avenue
Amherst, NY 14226
 (716) 857-8751


For more information or to make an appointment, please call (716) 859-2050.