Colorectal Surgery

City of Hope’s surgeons are world leaders in robotically assisted and minimally invasive colorectal surgery that is focused on avoiding colostomy. Our surgeons work on a team to determine the best way to treat your cancer and preserve your bowel function and quality of life.

Leadership

Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A.
Physician Lead, Clinical Operations
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena

Duarte

Lily Lau Lai, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Chair, Clinical Cancer Committee, Commission on Cancer Clinical Cancer Program
Director, Surgical Oncology Training Program
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Kurt A. Melstrom, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte, Glendora
Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A.
Physician Lead, Clinical Operations
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
 

Community

Aziz Ahmad, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Glendora
Mark Hanna, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Rancho Cucamonga
Kurt A. Melstrom, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte, Glendora
Yih-Dar Nien, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley
I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Executive Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Value Based Oncology Care
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Heather Player, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Antelope Valley
Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A.
Physician Lead, Clinical Operations
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena