Dr. Richard Billingham is a Board-certified colon and rectal surgeon at the Swedish Cancer Institute. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of colon and rectal surgery, and often travels within the U.S. and internationally to lecture at major scientific meetings. He treats problems of the colon and rectum, such as hemorrhoids, fecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, as well as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer of the colon, rectum and anus. Dr. Billingham considers screening and prevention of colorectal cancer as one of the most important aspects of his work. Dr. Billingham's approach to treatment involves making an accurate diagnosis, then considering treatment options and finding the simplest option that works.. Dr. Billingham works with colleagues in his own field, as well as those of other specialties, to determine the best treatment plans.