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    Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Oncology Team


    Physician referral, phone consults, hospital transfers • Call UK•MDs: 1-800-888-5533
    Fax: 859-323-4607 or 859-257-6325

    Patients with cancer of the colon, rectum, anus, liver, pancreas, stomach and esophagus are given advanced care by the Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Oncology Team at Markey Cancer Center. We offer state-of-the-art gastrointestinal cancer screening and diagnoses as well as the latest advances in surgical, radiation and chemotherapeutic interventions. Our team has special expertise in extensive radical surgery on the esophagus, stomach, liver, colon and rectum.

    For patient appointments: 859-257-4489 or 866-340-4488


  • Clinical Services

    • Digestive health program
    • Endoscopic ultrasound for detection of rectal cancer
    • Expertise in extensive radical surgery on the esophagus, stomach, liver, colon, pancreas and rectum
    • Genetic counseling
    • Nerve-sparing surgery in rectal cancer to preserve sexual function
    • One of the first colorectal teams in Kentucky to carry out a single-port laparoscopic colectomy
    • Only local hospital to offer Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
    • Pancreaticoduodenectomy to treat pancreatic tumors with complex operative, chemo and radiation therapy
    • Total proctectomy and J-pouch reconstruction for rectal cancer; total rectal resection using the coloanal reconstruction technique
    • Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) and radioembolization, also known as Selective Internal Radiotherapy (SIRT), of liver tumors
  • SPORE

    The University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center is one of six cancer centers in the nation to be awarded a SPORE (Specialized Programs in Research Excellence) grant in gastrointestinal cancers by the National Cancer Institute. SPORE grants support interdisciplinary research involving both laboratory and clinical scientists from three core areas: biostatistics, tissue procurement and analysis. Through collaboration, researchers are focused on bringing novel ideas to patient care settings to both reduce the number of people with GI cancer and increase the number of GI cancer survivors.

  • Clinic Location

    Whitney-Hendrickson Building
    First Floor
    800 Rose Street
    Lexington, KY 40536


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