Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery
Crohn's disease, Rectal prolapse, Anal fissures, Anal fistula, Anal pain, colon and rectal polyps, colon cancer, Rectal cancer, Anal cancer, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids
Dr. Joseph C. Carmichael is a board-certified UCI Health colorectal surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgical approaches to treating diseases of the colon and rectum.
Carmichael started the first robot-assisted rectal surgery program in the state of Missouri and went on to perform the first robot-assisted rectal cancer resection in Orange County after joining UC Irvine Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include the multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of recurrent or advanced colon and rectal cancer, complex problems in inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic floor disorders and anorectal disease.
He is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and participates in numerous national committees.
Carmichael earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Mo. He completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery in Chicago at the Cook County Hospital and University of Illinois, Chicago Medical Center.
He sees patients at the UCI Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center and UCI Health Surgery Services in Orange, and at UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza in Irvine.
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