Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Sachin Vaid, MD, MRCS, MS
Christiana Institute of Advanced Surgery
Apex Medical Center
537 Stanton-Christiana Road, Suite 102
Newark, DE 19713

Concord Office Plaza
Quillen Bldg
3521 Silverside Road
Suite 1G
Wilmington, DE 19810

Phone 302.892.9900

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Dr. Sachin Vaid, MD, MRCS, MS, is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in colorectal surgery. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College in India and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, then went on to complete his residency at York Hospital in York, PA. Dr. Vaid completed his colorectal fellowship at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA and has previously practiced at Gettysburg Hospital in Pennsylvania. Dr. Vaid specializes in colorectal surgery both laparoscopically and robotically.

Some facts about colorectal cancer:

  • Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the U.S.
  • Colorectal cancer is known as the “silent disease” because many do not develop symptoms, such as bleeding or abdominal pain until the cancer is difficult to cure.
  • The possibility of curing patients after symptoms develop is only about 50%. If detected and treated early, before symptoms develop, the cure rate is higher.
  • Many polyps and cancers of the colon and rectum do not produce symptoms until they become fairly large.
  • The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer is 1 in 20.
  • The risk increases if there is a family history of colorectal polyps or cancer and is even higher if there is a personal history of breast, uterine or ovarian cancer.
  • The risk is higher for people with a history of extensive inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.