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Charles P Heise, MD

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(608) 263-2521

600 Highland Avenue
Box 7375, Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792

Charles P Heise, MD

Section of Colorectal Surgery
Division of General Surgery


  • MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 1994
  • Residency, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 1994-2000
  • Research Fellowship in Tumor Immunotherapy, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 1997-1998
  • Specialist Registrar, Surgery, Cheltenham General Hospital, Cheltenham, England, 2000-2001
  • Fellowship, Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2001-2002

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Heise is certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and by the American Board of Surgery. His specialties include the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He performs laparoscopic bowel surgery for benign and malignant diseases. In addition, he performs ultrasound staging of rectal cancer and provides testing and surgical treatment for many pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence.

Dr. Heise provides a wide range of services including Abdominoperineal Resection, Abscess Drainage, Anorectal Manometry, Anorectal Ultrasound, Appendectomy, Colonoscopic Excision, Endorectal Advancement Flap, Fistulotomy, Flap Repair, Hemorrhoid Banding, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ileal Pouch Reconstruction, Ileocolic Resection, Laparoscopic and Open Partial Colectomy, Laparoscopic and Open Rectopexy, Laparoscopic and Open Sigmoid Resection, Laparoscopic and Open Total Colectomy, Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy, Lower Anterior Resection (LAR), Open Groin Hernia Repair, (show all).

Research Interests

Dr. Heise’s current clinical research interests include treatment of diverticulitis, patient outcome and function after surgical treatment of colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Recent Publications
  • Does Anastomotic Leak Contribute to High Failure-to-rescue Rates?
    Tevis SE, Carchman EH, Foley EF, Heise CP, Harms BA, Kennedy GD
    Ann. Surg. 2016 Jun; 263(6):1148-51.
    [PubMed ID: 26587851]
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  • Postoperative Ileus--More than Just Prolonged Length of Stay?
    Tevis SE, Carchman EH, Foley EF, Harms BA, Heise CP, Kennedy GD
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2015 Sep; 19(9):1684-90.
    [PubMed ID: 26105552]
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  • Characterizing readmission in ulcerative colitis patients undergoing restorative proctocolectomy.
    Hanzlik TP, Tevis SE, Suwanabol PA, Carchman EH, Harms BA, Heise CP, Foley EF, Kennedy GD
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2015 Mar; 19(3):564-9.
    [PubMed ID: 25560185, PMC ID: 4565166]
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  • What is the preferred surgery for perforated left-sided diverticulitis?
    Dixon E, Buie WD, Heise CP, Members of the Evidence Based Reviews in Surgery Group
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2014 Mar; 218(3):495-7.
    [PubMed ID: 24559959]
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  • Postoperative complications in patients with rectal cancer are associated with delays in chemotherapy that lead to worse disease-free and overall survival.
    Tevis SE, Kohlnhofer BM, Stringfield S, Foley EF, Harms BA, Heise CP, Kennedy GD
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2013 Dec; 56(12):1339-48.
    [PubMed ID: 24201387, PMC ID: 3884512]
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