Colorectal Procedures, Laparoscopic


    Colorectal surgery is a surgical subspecialty involving diseases and conditions affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Laparoscopic or robotic procedures use remotely operated tubes, lights, and instruments to gain access to the patient. Lighted tubes used in laparoscopic surgery allow a surgeon to better examine the interior organs, searching for cysts, polyps or other abnormalities. SIU HealthCare offers the most advance Laparoscopic and Robotic surgical procedures available.

    Our providers


    V. Prasad Poola, MD

    Colorectal Surgeon Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic A Springfield, IL 62702

    Jan Rakinic, MD

    Colorectal Surgeon Cancer Care, General Surgery
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic A Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough tech

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.