Colorectal Surgery

Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called colorectal surgeons or proctologists. In the United States, to become colorectal surgeons, these surgical doctors have to complete a general surgery residency, as well as a colorectal surgery fellowship, upon which they are eligible to be certified in their field of expertise by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board of Proctology.

Dr. Joseph Bornstein specializes in Colorectal Surgery and is now practicing at Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama.  There are few specialists in this field and Dr. Bornstein is currently seeing patients in Mobile and Daphne, Alabama as well as the surrounding areas.

Specialty: Colorectal Surgery, Proctology
Specializing in Benign proctology, Malignancy (gastrointestinal, colon, rectal, anal, retrorectal), Physiologic & Pelvic Floor (diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence, constipation) and Inflammatory bowel disease

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Benign Proctology

  • Hemorrhoid(s)
  • Anal itch
  • Rubber band ligation
  • Anal pain, Anal fissure, Anal abscess, Anal Fistula
  • Anal wart(s)
  • Perianal
  • Transphincteric
  • Colovaginal fistula
  • Hidradenitis
  • Pilonidal
  • Bascom flap


  • Colon cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Carcinoid
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Single site robotic surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Colon polyp
  • Anal polyp
  • Rectal polyp
  • Trans-anal excision
  • TAMIS (transanal minimally invasive surgery)
  • Radiation proctitis
  • Colitis
  • Kraske procedure

Physiologic and pelvic floor disorders

  • Diverticulosis, Diverticulitis, Diverticular
  • Colovesical fistula
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal prolapse, Anal prolapse
  • Anal manometry
  • Rectal ultrasound
  • Interstim
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Proctitis
  • Radiation proctitis
  • J-pouch
  • Ileoanal pouch
  • Ileostomy
  • Colostomy
  • Ileocecectomy
  • Abdominoperineal resection, Low anterior resection

Disorders of the Pelvic Floor

Common problems involving the pelvic floor include rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence (accidental or uncontrolled leakage), and constipation. We employ the most advanced technology to help diagnose the problem and we can provide a variety of solutions to meet your specific needs.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

We are experts in the medical and surgical management of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis with a special focus on minimally invasive surgical management. We care for the full scope of related disorders including construction of the J-pouch for appropriately selected patients.

Proctology & Gastrointestinal Surgery

Anorectal surgery is performed for a wide variety of disorders of the anus and rectum. We are experts in the medical and surgical management for these conditions. Examples of conditions we commonly care for include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal pain, anal abscesses, rectal bleeding, and anal warts. We are also experts in complex diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (such as diverticulitis) and abdominal wall reconstruction. We offer the most advanced, and widest array of medical technology suited to your needs to assure the best chance at an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer Service: Colorectal & Gastrointestinal Cancers

We are experts in the management of gastrointestinal and colorectal cancers. Every patient, when possible, will be offered a minimally invasive solution to minimize recovery time. Our goal is to create a customized solution based on your life-style with the most up to date oncologic treatments. We have laparoscopic, robotic and transanal surgical technology at our disposal.

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6701 Airport Blvd. Suite A208
Mobile, Alabama 36608
(251) 266-3544 office
(251) 266-3298 fax