Colorectal Surgery

Tenet Florida Physician Services provides comprehensive care for patients with conditions that involve the lower digestive system – the colon, bowel and rectum. When surgery is required, our colorectal surgeons use some of the the latest surgical advances, including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, to detect and treat colorectal illnesses and disorders.

Colorectal surgery may be used to treat cancerous and non-cancerous conditions including:

  • Colorectal polyps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Colon or rectal cancer
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pelvic floor problems
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopy abdominal procedures
  • Other gastrointestinal conditions and diseases

Colorectal Surgeron in Florida, Miami, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boca Raton, Hialeah, Coral Gables


When to See a Colorectal Surgeon?

Your primary care physician will refer you to a colorectal surgeon to diagnose a condition or treat one that has been detected. Colonoscopy, an exam of the lining of the colon and rectum, is routinely recommended for all adults over age 50 as part of a colorectal cancer screening program. In many cases, this screening can prevent colorectal cancer.

Sometimes lifestyle and dietary changes or medication can help resolve your colorectal health issue. You should consult your primary care physician if you have:

  • Changes in your bowel habits
  • Bleeding from your rectum 
  • Blood in your stool
  • Unexplained abdominal symptoms
  • Other gastrointestinal conditions and diseases


Other gastrointestinal conditions and diseases

Tenet Florida Physician Services colorectal surgeons and nurses are trained in many of the latest colorectal disease tests and treatments and use some of the newest technology to care for you and treat your specific condition.


Colorectal Surgery Team

Hayder Al-Azzawi

Hayder Al-Azzawi, MD

Specialty: Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology Surgery
Location: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter

Roger K. Pons

Roger K. Pons, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Specialty: Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology Surgery
Location: Hialeah