5965 E Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43213
Phone: (614) 864-1000
Fax: (614) 864-1444
Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday 9 am to 5 pm, closed 12-1 for lunch
Providing Healthcare to Patients at the following hospitals and facilities:
- Dublin Methodist Hospital
- Eastside Surgery Center
- Grant Medical Center
- Grant Scope Center (dba Downtown Endoscopy Center)
- Knightsbridge Surgery Center
- Mount Carmel East Hospital
- Riverside Methodist Hospital
- Select Specialty Hospital
- Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital
- Taylor Station Surgical Center
Central Ohio Colon and Rectal Center, Inc.
CENTRAL OHIO COLON AND RECTAL CENTER, INC.
Please ask us for a Colon Cancer Risk Assessment!
If you answer YES to one of the following questions,
1.) Do you have an immediate relative with colon cancer, rectal cancer or uterine cancer diagnosed before age 50?
2.) Have you had colon or rectal cancer or polyps diagnosed before age 50?
3.) Do you have 3 or more relatives with a history of: colon, rectal, uterine, gastric, ovarian, pancreatic, or brain cancers?
Please call (614) 864-1000 and ask to schedule an appointment to discuss your risk for colon cancer.
Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and in women.For more information, visit: www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/
BE READY AGAINST CANCER NOW!
Remember that screening and early detection are critical to preventing and treating cancer. Let the doctors at Central Ohio Colon and Rectal Center help you take the right steps to reduce your risk.
You can learn more about your risks and more by visiting: http://www.preventcancer.org/colorectal3c.aspx?id=1036
Wonder why some of our surgeons have "extra" initials after their name?
The process to obtain fellowship is lengthy and requires not only board certification in surgery but also case experience, peer references, and an interview for eligibility.
To learn more about this honor, please visit http://www.facs.org/about/corppro.html or http://www.fascrs.org/.
Have you been hearing about Robotic-Assisted Surgery on the television and radio?
We are excited to have Drs. Bruce Kerner and Peter Lee eligible to offer robotic-assisted surgical options for our patients. To learn more about the robotics program and its use in minimally-invasive colon and rectal surgery, visit http://www.davincisurgery.com.
The mission of Central Ohio Colon and Rectal Center, Inc. is to provide quality healthcare while maintaining professional yet compassionate involvement with patients, their families, our staff, and the medical community.
Central Ohio Colon and Rectal Center, Inc., also known as COCRC, has well established roots in the central Ohio community as the oldest colorectal surgery practice. Originally founded by Dr. Ralph Samson and Dr. William Stewart as MD’s Inc in April of 1969, the practice changed its name to Central Ohio Colon and Rectal Center, Inc. in 1981 with the addition of Dr. Pedro Aguilar, current President of COCRC.
The founding physicians soon retired, but Dr. Bruce Kerner joined the practice in 1990. Dr. Aguilar continues to practice with COCRC and also is the director of the Grant Medical Center Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency program. Dr. Kerner, along with Dr. Aguilar, serve on numerous hospital and surgical center committees and participate in residency activities, including training and seminars. Dr. Peter Lee, who joined COCRC in 2009, is quickly settling in the Northwest Columbus area and his practice is growing quickly. Our newest colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Melinda Jack, started practicing with COCRC in 2010 and has been a great asset as the only female colon and rectal surgeon in the area.
Bruce A. Kerner, M.D., FACS, FASCRS
at the Zangmeister Center
in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month