Pelvic Floor Disorders Service

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Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD

Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, is a surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center and assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

  • Phone: 617-643-0541
General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Digestive Healthcare Center
  • Crohn's & Colitis Center
  • Colorectal Center
Clinical Interests
Laparoscopy for Crohn's disease
Laparoscopy for colon and rectal cancer
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
Sphincter preservation techniques
Treatment of fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse
Laparoscopy for ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, University of Minnesota
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients


Liliana Bordeianou, MD, MPH, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon and the codirector of the Pelvic Floor Disorders Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Bordeianou specializes in treating patients with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and colon and rectal cancer, all with special emphasis on minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and endoscopy and on sphincter preservation techniques. She is also an expert in the surgical management of pelvic floor disorders such as fecal incontinence, rectal prolapse and constipation.

In 2006, Dr. Bordeianou cofounded Mass General's Pelvic Floor Disorders Service, which offers minimally invasive, surgical and non-surgical treatment options for the full range of pelvic floor disorders. She also pioneered transanal endoscopic microsurgery, a minimally invasive procedure that treats colonoscopically unresectable rectal polyps and early rectal cancer without any abdominal incisions.

Dr. Bordeianou has published extensively in academic research journals on colorectal surgery. She lectures both locally and internationally on invited topics including ulcerative and Crohn's colitis, rectal cancer, diverticulitis and pelvic floor disorders.

In addition, she is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS) and a member of numerous other surgical societies including the International Society University Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ISUCRS), Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (NESCS).

ResearchDr. Bordeianou's research interests include colon and rectal cancers, diverticular, inflammatory bowel and anorectal diseases, and pelvic floor physiology and disorders.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Total Proctocolectomy with Ileoanal J-Pouch Reconstruction Utilizing the Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Approach.
Bordeianou L, Hodin R.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Preoperative infliximab treatment in patients with ulcerative and indeterminate colitis does not increase rate of conversion to emergent and multistep abdominal surgery.
Bordeianou L, Kunitake H, Shellito P, Hodin R.
Int J Colorectal Dis. 2009 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Perioperative treatment with infliximab in patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is not associated with an increased rate of postoperative complications.
Kunitake H, Hodin R, Shellito PC, Sands BE, Korzenik J, Bordeianou L.
J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Oct;12(10):1730-6

Anal resting pressures at manometry correlate with the Fecal Incontinence Severity Index and with presence of sphincter defects on ultrasound.
Bordeianou L, Lee KY, Rockwood T, Baxter NN, Lowry A, Mellgren A, Parker S.
Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Jul;51(7):1010-4.

Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, describes what causes incontinence in maturing women and treatment options

Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD, a colorectal surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center says incontinence is not just a normal part of getting older and explains the treatments that can dramatically improve your quality of life.

Coordinated care offers freedom from pelvic floor disorders

With the help of coordinated, multidisciplinary care provided by physicians in the MGH Pelvic Floor Disorder Service, 39-year-old patient Nicole Ortuno is once again living a normal, healthy life.

Innovations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center, including clinical trials of new biologic medications, as well new minimally invasive surgical techniques, is helping expand treatment and management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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