Laurence R Sands, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Dr. Laurence Sands is a Professor of Clinical Surgery and Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.

He received his Medical Doctor degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL in 1990. He then did his general surgery residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA from 1990 until 1995. He then went on to do his colon and rectal training at the Cleveland Clinic Florida and completed this program in 1996. He has worked at the University of Miami for the last 14 years where he is now Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at that institution. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. In addition, he has served as President of the South Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and now serves as a Governor of the Chapter.

The Division of Colorectal Surgery at University of Miami School of Medicine offers the most innovative surgical care and techniques in the area of colon and rectal surgery to improve the quality of life for patients with any condition affecting the colon, small bowel, rectum, or anus. Our physicians specialize in minimally invasive approaches for colon and rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease using single port laparoscopic surgery (SILS) as well as robotic procedures. In addition, our specialists are experts in lower endoscopy screening procedures and endoscopic removal of complicated polyps, eliminating the need for surgical intervention.

The combination of clinical and surgical excellence, along with the resources available at University of Miami School of Medicine, ensures that the staff of the Division of Colorectal Surgery offers all patients the highest quality of care and treatment.

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