Robert John Yu, M.D., Joins the Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates Team
Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates is pleased to announce the addition of Robert John Yu, M.D., a board-eligible colon and rectal surgeon and general surgeon.
“Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates combines an exceptionally high level of colon and rectal medical and surgical treatment with some of the most skilled and recognized doctors in Central Florida,” says Dr. Yu. “I am looking forward to improving my patients’ quality of life by providing the best possible patient-centered care available in the area.” He is a fellowship-trained with expertise in the use of minimally invasive techniques for the management of colon and rectal diseases including TAMIS, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He also is a big proponent of enhanced recovery protocols, which results in shorter hospital stays, less demand for pain medications and increased patient satisfaction.
Dr. Yu attended the University of Florida to complete his undergraduate degree in Microbiology. He then pursued medical school at Ross University, completing his M.D. degree in 2007. His medical training continued with a residency in General Surgery at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. He also served as a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine during his time there. During his last year there, he was the chief resident and was eventually voted as Resident of the Year for the most outstanding resident on his program. In addition, he was awarded by the medical students as the Resident Teacher of the Year. Dr. Yu completed his colon and rectal surgery fellowship training at the Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh and Erie, PA.
Dr. Yu was a former Florida State Spelling Bee Champion in 1994. Dr. Yu continues to be an avid University of Florida athletic supporter especially football and basketball. One of his passions also involves cooking!