Colorectal Center of Excellence

Virginia Mason's Colorectal Center of Excellence, led by co-program directors Otto S. Lin, MD, and Vlad V. Simianu, MD, MPH, ensures patients with colorectal conditions receive high-quality, compassionate, comprehensive care. Our goal has always been to be the premier and preferred colorectal program in the Pacific Northwest.

We pride ourselves in delivering:

  • High-value colon and rectal care that spans the spectrum of colorectal disease – including screening, treatment and survivorship for cancer
  • Medical optimization before surgical treatment of IBD
  • Tailored treatment for pelvic floor disorders

Beyond clinical excellence, the Colorectal Center of Excellence focuses on education, research and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Colorectal Center of Excellence Services

Colorectal Center of Excellence Team

The Colorectal Center of Excellence team uses a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to caring for patients with complex colorectal conditions. The team includes experts from gastroenterology and surgery, interventional radiology, oncology, nursing and pathology.

Colonoscopy Preparations

If you have questions about your colonoscopy preparation, see our procedure preparation frequently asked questions. If you require a different prep please contact the GI clinic for instruction.

Contact Us

For more information about care for colorectal conditions, call (206) 223-2319.