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This content was provided by Dr. Temple "I am a surgical oncologist and board certified colorectal surgeon with special training in the treatment of colon, rectal, and anal cancer. My patient-centered practice emphasizes sphincter-preserving surgery for rectal cancer, which enables patients to avoid having a permanent colostomy (commonly called a bag ). I am the co-principal investigator of a protocol involving implantation of an artificial bowel sphincter in select rectal cancer patients who would otherwise require a permanent colostomy. Whenever possible, I perform laparoscopic (minimally invasive) colorectal surgery to minimize incisions and reduce pain. For more complex cases, I am part of a multidisciplinary team of specialists performing extensive open surgeries such as sacrectomy, total pelvic exenteration, and debulking of appendiceal cancers, as well as palliative procedures for patients with metastatic disease. My clinical practice also includes many patients who have anorectal squamous cell carcinoma. Additionally, I oversee the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Colorectal Survivorship Clinic.
I have received multiple research grants. My research focuses on patient functional issues and quality of life after colorectal cancer surgery. I assess bowel, bladder and sexual function in patients who have undergone rectal cancer treatment, measuring the impact of functional changes on their quality of life. I am currently developing educational tools that will enhance communication between physicians and patients. The purpose of this is to empower patients so that they can make informed, realistic decisions about surgical options and participate more fully in their own care. Also, I have a special interest in the concerns of women with colorectal cancer, and am currently involved in a funded study to improve women s sexual health following rectal cancer treatment.
I am a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada). I have co-authored many papers on colon and rectal cancer treatment and outcomes, and lecture on these topics nationally and internationally. "
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Adrenal Gland Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
Graft vs Host Disease
Head and Neck Cancer
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Bone Marrow Biopsy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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University Of Calgary Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1994
Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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