Colon Cancer Surgery: How Does it Differ By Stage? Different colorectal cancer sites of origin dictate the type of surgery patients need to undergo during treatment, according to colorectal cancer expert Mark Kozloff, MD. Learn about the different surgery types and how surgeons determine which is best for a particular colon cancer patient. Colon Cancer Answers is a social media show where viewers submit a question and get the answer from an expert. Submit your question now at, This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use the information provided on this site solely at your own risk. If you have any concerns about your health, please consult with a physician.