Bruce A. Orkin, MD, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon and the Director of Colorectal Robotic Surgery at AdventHealth Medical Group. After earning his medical degree at the University of Minnesota, he was a general surgery resident at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He next completed fellowships in gastrointestinal research at the Mayo Clinic and in colon and rectal surgery at The Cleveland Clinic. An acknowledged authority on colorectal surgery, Dr. Orkin has published many articles and book chapters on topics including the role of surgery in constipation and functional anorectal disorders, anorectal disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, construction and complications of ostomies, and minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal cancer. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.
Awards & Recognition
Professor of Surgery, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, FL, Professor of Surgery Emeritus, Rush University College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, Program Director, The Residency in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Director of Colorectal Robotic Surgery, President of the Chicago Colorectal Society, Awarded The Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cancer multiple times.
Dr. Orkin performed the first TEM - Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgical excision of a rectal tumor - in the US, 1990. Dr. Orkin performed the first robotic colorectal resection ever done in Boston - 2009. He was also the creator and director of the North American Transanal Excision Database NATAE - 2014-present.