Colorectal Surgery

About Us

Dr. Andrew Shelton is the Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Stanford University, and leads a group of experienced board-certified colorectal surgeons (Drs. Dawes, Gahagan, Gurland, Kin, Kirilcuk, Morris, and Shelton) who treat diagnoses including: colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease, polyposis syndromes, anorectal disorders, and pelvic floor dysfunction such as rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence.

The group has advanced surgical expertise in total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer; minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopy, robotic surgery, and transanal endoscopic microsurgery; ileal pouches for ulcerative colitis or familial adenomatous polyposis; care of the complex Crohn's patient, sphincter-preserving operations for low rectal cancers; and cutting edge approaches to rectal prolapse and fecal incontinence.

The colorectal surgeons collaborate clinically with gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons from other specialties to offer patients with complex colorectal problems an integrated treatment plan. Their academic collaborations with these same colleagues place them at the frontier of research in colorectal diseases.

Colorectal Surgeons

Andrew A. Shelton, MD, FACS, FACRS
Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Aaron J. Dawes, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS
Assistant Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
John V. Gahagan, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Brooke Gurland, MD, FACS
Clinical Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery (General Surgery)
Natalie Kirilcuk, MD, FACS
Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - General Surgery
Arden Morris, MD, MPH, FACS
Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery, and Professor, by courtesy, of Health Policy

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Gastointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Emeryville
5800 Hollis Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Tel: (833) 444-7622

Gastointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Palo Alto
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Tel: (650) 498-6000

Pelvic Health Center
450 Broadway Street
Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
Redwood City CA, 64063
Tel: (650) 721-2700

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program in Pleasanton
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd. Suite 100 
Pleasanton, California 94588