Colon and Rectal Surgery of Manhattan, P.C. is a private group
practice of Colon and Rectal Surgery that is affiliated with New
York University Medical Center. The practice was founded by
Steven Z. Brandeis, M.D. in
1981 and was recently expanded to include Brian
P. Harlin, M.D.
Both surgeons are fully trained general surgeons who have completed
fellowships in colon and rectal surgery and have tried to focus
their practice on this subspecialty so as to better serve the community.
The practice has been delivering quality care to the NYU and greater
New York City community for 32 years.
Brandeis has been recognized by his peers
as one of the "Best
Doctors" as published
in Castle Connelys guide to The Best Doctors
in the New York Metro Area for the third year
in a row.
Colon Cancer is treated both with a conventional open
technique and laparoscopically. While the data is maturing on the
oncologic benefits of the laparoscopic technique this is certainly
an excellent option to offer patients for benign disease such as
polyps, diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Familial Polyposis,
Rectal Prolapse, Slow Transit Constipation and others. It is also
an excellent option for incisional hernias. Laparoscopic surgery
has the benefit of less postoperative pain, faster return of bowel
function, faster return to work and lower rates of adhesions, and
hernias. Likewise, the same techniques can be applied for rectal
cancers. With these we also offer the options of transanal excision
We have a high volume practice in benign anorectal disease. We
treat hemorrhoids with techniques such as rubber band ligation,
PPH stapling, laser surgery, Sclerotherapy and surgical excision.
We see a large number of patients with inflammatory bowel disease,
Refractory Constipation and Incontinence.
To find out more about our practice, check out our
What We Do: A-Z Guide.
To learn about a promising new treatment for Hemorrhoids, check
out our New Techniques section.