About Dr. Whelan’s Office…

The colon and rectal surgery practice of Dr. Richard Whelan provides a unique team approach to the care of patients choosing to utilize our services. Our patients not only have the benefit of a renowned surgeon, they also benefit from the expertise of team of professionals who have worked with him and cared for his patients for several years.


This team, based out of Roosevelt Hospital, includes a Nurse Practitioner, Kathryn Baxter, who is certified as Family Nurse Practitioner as well as a Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurse.

Awards and Recognition

Latest Research


Advanced Colonoscopic methods for large benign polyp removal:

Historically, a segmental “cancer type” bowel resection is carried out to remove adenomas of the colon that are judged not amenable to removal with a colonoscope.

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What Our Patients Say…


Our family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation for the kindness, excellent care and wisdom our mother, Jean Broussard, received during her hospitalization.

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