Colorectal specialist Joaquin J. Estrada, MD, partners with a broad range of medical disciplines to treat conditions of the colon and rectum.
Joaquin J. Estrada, MD, a colon and rectal surgeon on staff at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, is leading the way in establishing state-of-the-art colorectal services at the medical center, keeping the care you need close to home. He works closely with primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, oncologists, urologists and gynecologists to get the right care for the right patient at the right time.
Colorectal conditions can be uncomfortable and difficult to discuss. But Dr. Estrada and his team are as committed to compassionate care as they are to medical expertise. Dr. Estrada treats a variety of conditions, such as:
Cancer of the colon
Cancer of the rectum
Cancer of the anus
Inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
Polyps of the colon and rectum
Pelvic floor disorders, including rectocele, levator ani syndrome and rectal prolapse
Perirectal and rectovaginal fistulas
Occult gastrointestinal bleeding
Abnormal anal pap tests
Our colorectal surgeons use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to accurately pinpoint problems and customize the best treatment plan for each individual patient. We provide a broad range of treatment options for many conditions, including laparoscopic and robotic surgical techniques, for the best possible outcome. These treatments are important for preserving proper sphincter function, avoiding a permanent ostomy, maintaining gastrointestinal continuity and allowing for faster healing times.
Dr. Estrada received his medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. He went on to complete his residency at the University of Southern California and a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital in Chicago before coming to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.