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


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.