• Jamie Cannon, M.D., FACS is an associate professor of surgery and directs the robotic surgical education program for the residency program. Dr. Cannon is double board certified in general and colorectal surgery. Dr. Cannon is a leader in minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease, with an emphasis on robotics, colorectal cancer and sphincter-sparing operations. She is one of the highest volume academic colorectal surgeons in the country. Originally from Arizona, she is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She did her general surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., and her colorectal surgery fellowship with Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates in Atlanta, Ga.

    Dr. Cannon’s clinical interests include minimally invasive approaches to colorectal disease, and sphincter-sparing surgery for colorectal cancer; Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, and colonic inertia.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2023 Disparities in Perioperative Use of Patient Engagement Technologies - Not All Use is EqualAnnals of Surgery.  277:E218-E225. 2023
    2023 Robotic Anastomotic TechniqueClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery.  36:83-86. 2023
    2022 Characterizing the impact of verbal communication and health literacy in the patient-surgeon encounter 2022
    2022 Intracorporeal and extracorporeal anastomosis for robotic-assisted and laparoscopic right colectomy: short-term outcomes of a multi-center prospective trial 2022
    2022 Multidisciplinary clinics for colorectal cancer may not provide more efficient coordination of care 2022
    2022 R obotic-assisted versus laparoscopic rectal surgery in obese and morbidly obese patients: ACS-NSQIP analysisJournal of Robotic Surgery2022
    2021 Robotic Surgery in Crohn's DiseaseClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery.  34:286-291. 2021
    2021 The impact of an enhanced recovery program (ERP) on the costs of colorectal surgery 2021
    2021 Racial disparities exist in surgical outcomes for patients with inflammatory bowel disease 2021
    2020 Assessment of a circular powered stapler for creation of anastomosis in left-sided colorectal surgery: A prospective cohort studyInternational Journal of Surgery.  84:140-146. 2020
    2020 Low Health Literacy Exists in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Population and Is Disproportionately Prevalent in Older African AmericansCrohn's & Colitis 360.  2:1-7. 2020
    2020 Early removal of catheters in an Enhanced Recovery Pathway (ERP) with intrathecal opioid injection does not affect postoperative urinary outcomes 2020
    2020 The association of enhanced recovery pathway and acute kidney injury in patients undergoing colorectal surgeryDiseases of the Colon and Rectum.  233-241. 2020
    2018 Risk of surgical site infection (SSI) following colorectal resection is higher in patients with disseminated cancer: An NCCN member cohort studyInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.  39:555-562. 2018
    2018 Racial Disparities After Stoma Construction Exist in Time to Closure After 1 Year but Not in Overall Stoma Reversal RatesJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  22:250-258. 2018
    2017 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Eliminates Racial Disparities in Postoperative Length of Stay After Colorectal SurgeryAnnals of Surgery2017
    2017 Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Medical Management of Rectal ProlapseClinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery.  30:016-021. 2017
    2016 Understanding the Value of Both Laparoscopic and Robotic Approaches Compared to the Open Approach in Colorectal SurgeryJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques.  26:850-856. 2016
    2016 Genetic/familial high-risk assessment: Colorectal version 1.2016: Clinical practice guidelines in oncologyJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  14:1010-1030. 2016
    2016 Woman with Abdominal PainAnnals of Emergency Medicine.  68:e7-e8. 2016
    2016 Racial Disparities in Readmissions for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) After Colorectal SurgeryJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  20:985-993. 2016
    2015 Colorectal cancer screening, version 1.2015: Featured updates to the NCCN guidelinesJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  13:959-968. 2015
    2015 Oral antibiotic bowel preparation significantly reduces surgical site infection rates and readmission rates in elective colorectal surgeryAnnals of Surgery.  261:1034-1040. 2015
    2015 Colorectal Neoplasia and Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseSurgical Clinics of North America.  95:1261-1269. 2015
    2014 Adoption of preoperative oral antibiotics decreases surgical site infection for elective colorectal surgery 2014
    2014 Biomaterials: So many choices, so little timewhat are the differences?Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery.  27:134-139. 2014
    2013 Colorectal cancer screening: Clinical practice guidelines in oncologyJournal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN.  11:1538-1575. 2013
    2013 Oral antibiotic bowel preparation reduces length of stay and readmissions after colorectal surgeryJournal of the American College of Surgeons.  216:756-762. 2013
    2012 Preoperative oral antibiotics reduce surgical site infection following elective colorectal resectionsDiseases of the Colon and Rectum.  55:1160-1166. 2012
    2011 Extracellular matrix-associated cytokines regulate CD4+ effector T-cell responses in the human intestinal mucosaMucosal Immunology.  4:420-427. 2011
    2010 GP41-specific antibody blocks cell-free HIV type 1 transcytosis through human rectal mucosa and model colonic epitheliumJournal of Immunology.  184:3648-3655. 2010
    2007 Outcomes of right- compared with left-side colectomySurgical Innovation.  14:91-95. 2007

    Research Overview

  • minimally invasive colorectal surgery, sphincter-sparing surgery for colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, rectal prolapse, colonic inertia, anal cancer
  • Principal Investigator On

    Education And Training

  • Carolinas Medical Center, Residency
  • Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Asso., Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Arizona 2002
  • Full Name

  • Jamie Cannon