About Practice

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About Practice

At Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC, the board-certified colon and rectal surgeons provide comprehensive colorectal care to adults at six convenient locations in Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Alexandria, Gainesville, Woodbridge, and Lansdowne, Virginia.

Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC was founded by Dr. Colvin in 1984 as a one-man endeavor. At that time, colon and rectal surgery was a relatively new concept in Northern Virginia. A lot’s changed in the more than 30 years since, but FCRS has continued to pioneer advances in colon and rectal surgery.

Each practice location features a welcoming, spa-like environment and state-of-the-art diagnostics and surgical equipment. Patients can access same-day treatment for a wide range of anorectal health problems, including hemorrhoids, anal cancer, anal pain, rectal cancer, and fecal incontinence


Whenever possible, the providers recommend minimally invasive treatments, like laparoscopy or robotic-assisted da Vinci surgery. These procedures allow for smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays, and a reduced risk of infection.

FCRS performs more than 45% of all colorectal procedures in Northern Virginia. The provider’s knowledge and expertise don’t go unnoticed. Many of the surgeons have even been voted “Best Doctors” and “Top Doctors” by Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines.

To receive high-quality outpatient surgery at an AAAHC accredited Ambulatory Surgical Center, partner with the fellowship-trained, board-certified colorectal surgeons at Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery, PC. Make an appointment by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.

Our History

FCRS began in 1984 as a one-man surgical endeavor, when Dr. Donald Colvin opened Northern Virginia’s first colon and rectal surgery office in McLean, VA. At that time, colon and rectal surgery was a relatively new concept in Northern Virginia, and in order to perform these advanced surgeries, Dr. Colvin had to buy and carry his own special set of instruments from hospital to hospital. Dr. Colvin’s values of emphasizing meticulous surgical technique and scrupulous care for his patients laid the foundation for the growth of FCRS.

Since then, FCRS continued pioneering colon and rectal surgery throughout Northern Virginia, adding some of the nation’s most highly skilled Fellowship-trained Board Certified Colorectal Surgeons, while investing its resources in their patients, including purchasing start of the art equipment, building convenient office locations, and developing their own outpatient surgery center equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and surgical capabilities available.

Today, FCRS continues to evolve, incorporating the latest proven diagnostic and surgical techniques with the goal of achieving the best outcomes for their patients. FCRS remains dedicated to the same values that Dr. Colvin initially began with over thirty years ago.

FCRS has grown into the largest single specialty group of colorectal surgeons in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro region. Physicians and residents from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC trust our Fellowship-trained Board Certified Colorectal Surgeons, who have been voted “Best/Top” Doctors in the Washingtonian and Northern Virginia magazines.

Our Services

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