• Specializing in minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of colon and rectal conditions. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Experienced, highly trained, and dedicated staff. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • We work closely with your primary care physician to provide comprehensive care. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Board certified, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Dedication to compassionate, respectful patient care. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo
  • Conveniently located in Glendale. Images of Dr. Adrienne Forstner and Dr. Makarawo

Welcome

*We are now offering TeleHealth consultations and follow up visits that can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet or desktop/laptop with a webcam and some insurers are waiving copays for these visits. Please call 602-993-2622 to schedule your TeleHealth visit today.

Welcome to our office where we deliver comprehensive and compassionate colorectal care! We take great pride in providing the highest quality medical and surgical care possible, utilizing laparoscopic and minimally invasive approaches including da Vinci robotic surgery.

Our office provides a broad range of surgical services to treat conditions including but not limited to, colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and constipation. We also perform colonoscopies, which allows us to detect polyps and early stages of cancer.

Doctors Forstner and Makarawo are both board certified and specialize in the most advanced minimally invasive approaches to colorectal and anal diseases. Our surgeons are patient focused, taking the time needed to help you understand your diagnosis and the options available to you.

For more detailed information on some of the more common and advanced procedures we perform, please click this link for our "Areas of Specialty" page. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please give our friendly office staff a call at 602-993-2622 (Se habla Español).

*The Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona has been closely monitoring the ongoing outbreak of the virus COVID-19 and guidance as issued by government and health authorities. We deeply appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities, and governments who are on the front line working to contain this virus and our hearts and thoughts go out to the people who have been affected by this event. Please know that we have precautions in place to ensure our facilities are safe for our patients to visit.

Currently, elective surgeries and appointments are proceeding based on evolving guidelines from our hospitals and surgicenters but this may be further curtailed by any updated information/responses regarding COVID-19 by the health care services as the days progress.

If you would like more information regarding COVID-19, please click on the links below.

-https://directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov/arizona-public-health-system-preparing-to-respond-to-additional-cases-of-covid-19/

-https://www.azmed.org/page/Coronavirus

Please click on the YouTube play button below to take a tour of the Colon & Rectal Center Of Arizona.


Dr. Forstner, Dr. Makarawo and staff dressed in blue in honor of it being March 2020 and Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Image of Dr. Forstner, Dr. Makarawo and staff dressed in blue in honor of it being March 2020 and Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Undy Run/Walk Event

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Thank you to all that supported our team Check Your Cheeks, in fighting colorectal cancer at the Undy Run/Walk 2019! Here are some photos from the event!

Image from Undy Run 2019
Image from Undy Run 2019
Image from Undy Run 2019
Image from Undy Run 2019
Image from Undy Run 2019
Image from Undy Run 2019
Image from Undy Run 2019
Image from Undy Run 2019

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month - Radio Interview with Dr. Forstner & Dr. Makarawo On Health Futures:

To listen to Dr. Forstner and Dr. Makarawo's radio interview on 105.3FM or 1510AM, please click on the YouTube play button. In this radio interview they discuss colon cancer, colonoscopies and prevention, polyps, da Vinci assisted surgery and many more colon cancer related topics on the "Health Futures" show! The "Health Futures" show is hosted by Bob Roth and with March being Colon Cancer Awareness month; Bob invited both Dr. Forstner and Dr. Makarawo on to his show to help his audience become more educated and aware of how preventable colon cancer is. This is definitely not a show you want to miss!

Source: Health Futures / Cypress Home Care Solutions