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World Class Treatment for Anorectal Malformations

Learning that your child has a colorectal condition, like an anorectal malformation (also known as imperforate anus), is a frightening time. As a part of a top 3 pediatric hospital in the U.S., the expert colorectal team at Cincinnati Children’s is dedicated to providing your child the best possible care so they can experience the joys of everyday life.

Why Choose Cincinnati Children’s?

The Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is one of the most comprehensive pediatric colorectal centers in the world.

Led by a team of renowned surgeons, the center is an international leader in pediatric care, research and education for complex colorectal conditions.

Experts in Anorectal Malformations Surgery

The Colorectal Center at Cincinnati Children’s performs approximately 500 complex colorectal procedures each year.

We have treated children from 88 countries and all 50 states. More than 60% of our patients travel from outside our immediate geographic area. Find out more about the services we offer out-of-state patients to make your stay more comfortable.

Multidisciplinary Care

Our pediatric colorectal surgeons and nurses work closely with our pediatric specialists in urology, gynecology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery, nutrition, and pelvic floor physical therapy to provide truly comprehensive care for patients.

A Commitment to Lifelong Care

Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for patients and their families so that they may enjoy an exceptional quality of life. Doing so sometimes requires long term follow-up, from the time of a patient's first appointment through childhood and even into early adulthood. We help children and parents prepare for the possible challenges of potty training, puberty, sexual function and childbearing as they relate to colorectal issues.

We Work Together Toward a Common Goal

We’re here to help your child achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life. All of the services and support your family needs is available under one roof.