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?