Michael J. Stamos

Michael J. Stamos
, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Anorectal Disorders

Office Locations

UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 22C
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 888-717-GIMD (888-717-4463)
Certifications
  • American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery — Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery — Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Anal (fecal) incontinence
  • Colon cancer
  • Colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease surgery
  • Laparoscopic colon & rectal surgery
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Sphincter salvage techniques (stoma avoidance)
Language
  • English
Gender
Male
Medical School
Case Western Reserve University
Internship
Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami School of Medicine, General Surgery
Residency
Jackson Memorial Hospital - University of Miami School of Medicine, General Surgery
Fellowship
Ochsner Foundation Hospital/Ochsner Clinic, Colorectal Surgery
Professional Positions
  • John E. Connolly Chair in Surgery — Department of Surgery
  • Professor — Department of Surgery, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Past president — American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Past president — American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Fellow — American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow — American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Member — International Society of University Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Member — Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • Member — Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Member — United Ostomy Association
  • Member — Los Angeles Surgical Society
  • Member — Jackson Surgical Society
  • Member — Southern California Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Member — Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)

Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Colon & Rectal Surgery), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2000-2013
  • Best Doctors in America® (Colon & Rectal Surgery), 1998-2013
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association, 2005-2015
More Information

Dr. Michael J. Stamos is UC Irvine Health colorectal surgeon and pioneer in minimally invasive surgery, with more than 20 years of experience performing minimally invasive (not hand-assisted) resections for colon and rectal cancer, as well as other colorectal disorders. He is board certified in general surgery, as well as colon and rectal surgery. He also specializes in sphincter salvage operations for rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease, with an emphasis on preserving a patient's function.

Stamos is actively involved in teaching and training other physicians in these advanced minimally invasive techniques, both locally and nationally. In addition to helping write and publish national guidelines for training, he has published more than 185 peer-reviewed publications and 35 book chapters. He is regularly recognized by Best Doctors in America®, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer® and the Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence. He is the immediate past president of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and is past president of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Stamos completed his general surgery residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. He joined the faculty at UCLA in 1991 and developed the section of colon and rectal surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, where he remained for more than a decade before joining the UC Irvine School of Medicine in 2002. In 2010, he assumed the position as chair of the Department of Surgery at UC Irvine.

Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Adhesions and Small Bowel Obstruction: What’s New?
  • Anal Fistula
  • Bowel Obstruction, Large: Management Options
  • Colectomy for Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy, No Visible Scar
  • Crohn's Disease in an Era of Biologic Therapy, Surgical Management
  • Rectal Cancer: Is a Colostomy Ever Necessary?
  • Rectal Cancer: Local Treatment, When is it Appropriate?
  • Rectal Cancer: Recurrent, Is There any Hope?