Dr. Tootla is a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon. He attended medical school in Durban, South Africa and graduated with honors. All his post graduate education was in the United States. His general surgery residency was completed at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and he subsequently obtained his board certification, followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Tootla has presented papers and posters at the American College of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and at the American College of Surgeons. Several of his papers have been published in prestigious journals. His scope of practice pertains to the colon, rectum, anus, and the small bowel. Dr. Tootla treats diseases such as colon cancer, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, polyps, and lower gastrointestinal bleeding. Conditions such as hemorrhoids, abscesses, fistulae, fissures, and pilonidal are treated with the latest techniques with very little or no pain.
One of Dr. Tootla’s interests is laparoscopic surgery, where the procedure is performed through incisions of 1cm. or less. He is one of the first surgeons in the country to use the da Vinci® robot to perform colon or rectal surgery. If you would like further information, please call the office.