Fellowship of Colorectal Surgery

This is a branch of General Surgery and includes theoretical knowledge and practical skills in prevention, diagnosis and surgical /nonsurgical management and less invasive interventions in Large Intestine, rectal and anal diseases.



Program Description

Considering the prevalence of colorectal diseases in Iran and modern methods of treatment for disease such as cancer and benign diseases of the rectum and colon (fistula, hemorrhoid, fissure, IBD, prolapse, incontinence, pelvic floor disorders and constipation), establishing colorectal fellowship in Iran was essential. So in 2009 unification of different curriculum in this field was done in Iran.


Program Duration

18 months


Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the full Program Curriculum of Fellowship of Colorectal Srugery.


Program Objectives


  1. To train efficient and effective specialists in colorectal surgery fields of Prevention, management, education and research. 

  2. In next 10 years we will reach international standard levels in educational, service provision and science production in this field.

Expected Competencies and Procedural Skills: 

  1. Colonoscopy (Diagnostic, therapeutic)

  2. Endoanal, Rectal Sonography

  3. Endoanal Manometry 

  4. Laparatomy/Laparascopy Procedures 

  5. Anorectal Surgery

  6. Pelvic Floor Surgery

  7. Biofeedback


Method(s) of Instruction

During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:

  • Bedside teaching in the collateral ward.

  • Observant/Assistant/Independent in Surgery 

  • Post operation Care in recovery 

  • Participation in Teaching 

  • Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital, interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars

  • Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as Case Presentation

  • Self-Education, Self-Study

  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives

  • Some workshops on research methodology


Tuition Fee

7500 USD (5000 USD Annually). A scholarship is available for top applicants or for applicants from developing countries.


Who Can Attend?

Individuals who are

  • Holding an M.D. or M.B.B.S. degree;

  • Having and approved specialty in Urology.

The eligible candidate must have successfully completed an approved surgery residency program in general surgery.



Contact Person

Dr. Mohammad Sadegh Fazeli, Professor of Colorecatal Surgery

Email: mhfazeli@sina.tums.ac.ir



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