Dr. Cologne is a native of Southern California. He completed his surgical training in Chicago at Rush University and Cook County Medical Centers. He excelled in laparoscopy (or minimally invasive surgery) and went on to complete specialized training in colon and rectal surgery. He now specializes in laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery, and the treatment of a variety of colorectal problems including: colon cancer, rectal cancer, and anorectal disorders including: hemorrhoids, incontinence, fistulas, fissures, and more.Dr. Cologne has authored numerous book chapters and articles in general and colorectal surgery. He has won numerous awards for his bedside manner from patients, and many of his senior mentors have commended his fund of knowledge and excellent technical skill in the operating room.