About the Practice


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CARI, the Colon And Rectal Institute of the Lehigh Valley, is a full service colorectal health practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of colon diseases, anorectal complaints, and cancer prevention. Our group has been serving patients in the Lehigh Valley for over 40 years and is committed to the quality of care in our Specialty, beginning with the availability of appointments the same or next day of request. Our Experienced Staff is committed to patient convenience by timely scheduling of appointments and procedures at several area hospitals and outpatient facilities, including Lehigh Valley, St. Luke’s and Sacred Heart. We respect the importance of the medical record and make special efforts to communicate clinical information to both the patient and family physician. We participate in nearly all insurance programs and help with the processing of referrals in insurance claims.

Our practice is involved in research and education and has received national and international awards for our presentations and research. We have published more than 130 articles based on our clinical outcomes. Members of our practice have held the position of Chief of the Colon and Rectal Division and are involved with teaching Colon and Rectal Residents at Lehigh Valley Hospital, the site of one of 35 National Colon and Rectal Residency Programs.

Experts in Advanced Colon-Rectal Surgical Techniques
The surgeons at CARI are board-certified in colon-rectal surgery. Each physician has completed several years of specialty training and is certified by both the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Our Pledge To You
We provide the full spectrum of colorectal surgical care but our services extend beyond the operating room. We pledge to treat you with dignity and respect, to communicate with you clearly and honestly, to protect your confidentiality, and to earn your trust.