The Georgia Colon & Rectal Surgical Clinic program has been at the forefront of research and innovation in treating colorectal diseases. Research projects and innovations developed by Georgia Colon & Rectal Surgical Clinic include the first description of harmonic scalpel hemorrhoidectomy, the surgisis fistula plug, the triview anoscope, 10% metronidazole for perianal Crohn’s disease and many others.

Publications are encouraged annually. The faculty and fellows have presented at many national and international annual meetings including the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons (SLS) and the Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC).