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Colon Cancer

Every colon cancer is different and as a result each treatment method requires careful consideration as to the best surgical strategy for each patient.

Colon Surgery

Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery or keyhole surgery, laparoscopic surgery is a method that utilizes a long, thin telescope-like instrument... read more

Rectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is among the most common cancer in the US. It affects nearly 140,000 people each year resulting in close to 60,000 deaths.

Preventive Care

We can help you with preventive treatment for fecal incontinence, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome... after other methods have failed, but before you consider undergoing surgery.

Patient Education

Associates in Colon and Rectal Surgery is launching an educational blog that addresses problems related to your colon and rectum subscribe to our rss feed for more information

Insurance & Billing

We ask that you bring your insurance card and be prepared to make any copay's at the time of your appointment.  You can call us to schedule an appointment at 801-263-1621.

Are you due for a colonoscopy?

Contact our friendly office staff to schedule your appointment: 
at 801-263-1621 or

Our Services

We care for a wide range of ailments which affect the colon, rectum and anus. Varying from moderate anorectal problems like hemorrhoids to major ones like colon or rectal cancer.

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Why Work With Us

Associates in Colon and Rectal Surgery specializes in the treatment of colon and rectal surgery (the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the large bowel, rectum, anus, and small bowel).

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Our Philosophy

Our mission is to provide the absolute best treatment solutions available. Our surgeons are trained in the most effective techniques for managing colon and rectal problems.

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Meet Our Doctors

Doctor Abby Crume specializing in the treatment of colon & rectal disorders as well as hemorrhoid treatment

Abby N. Crume, DO

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Jill E. Waldron, MD

Michelle_E_Murday

Michelle E. Murday, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

What our customers are saying

At what age should I have a colonoscopy?

Average risk individuals should start colon and rectal cancer screening at the age of 50. People with symptoms or other risk factors would start earlier.  You are considered higher risk if you have a family or personal history of colon and rectal cancer or precancerous polyps.  You are also at a higher risk if you have a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.  If you think you may be at an increased risk of colon cancer, you should talk to your doctor about whether you should have a colonoscopy before the age of 50.

What is a polyp?

Polyps are growths in the colon and rectum. Polyps are usually small and typically do not give any symptoms. There are many different types of polyps. A few polyps, (adenomas) if left in the colon long enough, can turn into cancer. Removing polyps at colonoscopy can prevent most colon and rectal cancers.

What are some signs and symptoms of colon cancer?

Colon and rectal cancer most often is diagnosed by colonoscopy before any symptoms are present.  Often symptoms indicate more advanced disease.  Symptoms may include rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, or change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea).  These symptoms are not specific and may be representative of other disorders of the colon, rectum, and/or anus.  If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or gastroenterologist.

I was nervous about the health problems that I was experiencing. As I visited with Dr. Murday and Dr. Waldron they helped me understand what was happening and what needed to be done to correct it. After my procedure, their follow up care was excellent and my problems were corrected. 

June S. -Salt Lake City

Thank you Dr. Murday for your excellent care. I was so nervous before coming in and you made me feel so comfortable. I have returned back to my regular lifestyle now.

Mary L. - West Jordan

Dr Waldron was very thorough and discovered that I was in the early stages of cancer. Because of this the cancer was removed and I have had no lingering effects. I am now cancer free. 

Martin B. - Bountiful

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Associates in Colon and Rectal Surgery

1220 E. 3900 S. Suite 4i
Salt Lake City, UT 84124

Phone: 801-263-1621
Fax: 801-263-1647

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM

About Us

Dr. Michelle E. Murday and Dr. Jill E. Waldron are Board Certified Colon and Rectal Surgeons.