Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery

Our mission is to be exemplary leaders in the field of colon-rectal surgery who maintain a commitment to delivering high-quality care to all while striving for excellence in research, innovation and surgical education.

About Us

LifeBridge Health colon and rectal surgeons are leaders in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases. We are nationally renowned for our approach to treating a variety of disorders, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, diverticular diseases, and all aspects of anorectal disease (including rectal prolapse).

All surgeons in our division are fellowship trained and board certified in colon and rectal surgeries. We offer patients not only a high level of expertise but also the compassion and dedication they deserve and need. We provide care during normal work hours as well as in the evenings and on weekends. While we provide the full spectrum of colorectal surgical care, our services extend beyond the operating room. We promise to treat you with dignity and respect, communicate with you clearly and honestly, protect your confidentiality, and earn and keep your trust.

As a patient who is living with a colon or rectal condition, you likely have a lot of questions about the best ways to treat and manage your condition as well as what to expect after surgery. At LifeBridge Health, our colon and rectal surgeons understand that you need not only successful treatment but also a personalized plan that will allow you to return to normal daily living. That’s why we focus on minimally invasive surgical procedures that reduce pain and scarring—including the newest laparoscopic and robotic methods—as well as techniques for sphincter preservation.

From your very first visit with us, we not only employ the most advanced diagnostics, but also listen to your experiences and concerns in order to develop the right plan for your needs. Recognizing that the best care integrates a number of specialties, our colon and rectal team works closely with experts in gastroenterology, urogynecology, medical oncology, radiation oncology and other areas to ensure each patient receives the most comprehensive care possible.

Through research, our faculty strives daily to develop new and better treatment options while actively working to improve surgical techniques and achieve better outcomes for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

We aim to ensure, through our dynamic combination of personalized care and innovative research, that our patients are able to enjoy the best possible health and resume the daily activities they cherish most.

Colon and Rectal Surgery: What to Expect

Svoboda, Shane Michael M.D.

Shane Svoboda, M.D.

23 Crossroads Drive, Suite 410
Owings Mills, MD 21117


Wolf, Joshua Harris M.D.

Joshua Wolf, M.D.

2435 W. Belvedere Ave
Suite 42
Baltimore, MD 21215