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Dr. Steven Schechter provides a tour of University Surgical Associates colorectal clinic.


The Division of Colorectal Surgery offers multidisciplinary expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the anus, colon and rectum.

Patient care is integrated with screening tests, prevention strategies, nutrition management, education and support services for patients and their families, as well as attention to quality of life issues. The center also offers a nationally accredited physician residency program for teaching and research.

We evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Pre-malignant conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Benign anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fistulas, and fissures
  • Functional disorders such as incontinence, prolapse, and rectocele

Particular emphasis is placed on procedures that avoid a permanent colostomy or ileostomy bag. Our surgeons are recognized nationally and internationally as leaders in the field of minimally invasive, endoscopic and laparoscopic procedures. Our surgical outcomes exceed national standards of excellence and safety.

The Division of Colorectal Surgery is comprised of a team of five surgeons. Collectively, our physicians have over 60 years experience in treating colorectal conditions and diseases. All of our physicians are board certified and hold faculty positions at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Our Brown University of Colon and Rectal Fellowship Teaching Program is a nationally accredited by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Find a Colorectal Surgeon

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery Specialists

Adam Klipfel, MD, FACS
Leslie Roth, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Steven Schechter, MD
Nish Shah, MD
Matthew D Vrees, MD


All surgeons of University Surgical Associates are on the teaching staff of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.


For your convenience, below are forms required at each new patient visit. Please feel free to click and download the forms and be sure to bring the completed forms with you to your first visit. 


Otherwise, please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow adequate time to complete.