Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Surgery and Surgical Oncology

The section of colon and rectal surgery within the department of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville focuses on the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the intestines, colon, rectum and anus.

Patient Care

The colorectal service provides a multidisciplinary approach in treating patients in a coordinated and comprehensive fashion. This includes consultations from our colleagues in gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and urogynecology.

Our services encompass treating a wide spectrum of medical conditions, including but not limited to, complex anorectal disease, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and pelvic floor dysfunction.

To ensure the utmost highest level of care, we participate in a multidisciplinary tumor board as well as our inflammatory bowel disease conference. This effort has been essential in providing the most up-to-date and innovative therapies.

Surgical Services

Our faculty are fellowship-trained colon and rectal specialists that provide cutting-edge surgical techniques. We are proud to offer our patients a minimally invasive approach, including robotic and laparoscopic surgery. In addition, advances in transanal minimally invasive surgery, or TAMIS, has allowed patients to avoid major abdominal surgery in early stage cancers.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

The colorectal service has pioneered a robust enhanced recovery after surgery, or ERAS, pathway for our patients. This is a multi-modal effort that encompasses modifying the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care plan in order to decrease surgical complication rate as well as to encourage a quick recovery.


Meghan C. Daly, MD

Meghan C. Daly, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Fady Elabbasy, MB BCh (MD)

Fady Elabbasy, MB BCh (MD)

Assistant Professor

Contact Us

For information on the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville division of general surgery, please contact:


Division of General Surgery
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville
655 West 8th Street
Faculty Clinic 2nd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32209