University of Wisconsin–Madison

Charles P Heise, MD, FACS


  • Division of Colorectal Surgery
  • Divisions of General Surgery
(608) 263-2521

600 Highland Avenue
MC 7375
Madison, WI 53792


  • 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.

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:

    • A tertiary care hospital's 10 years' experience with rectal ultrasound in early rectal cancer.
    • Akhter A, Walker A, Heise CP, Kennedy GD, Benson ME, Pfau PR, Johnson EA, Frick TJ, Gopal DV
    • Endosc Ultrasound 2017 Aug 24;
    • [PubMed ID: 28836512]
    • Associations of Specific Postoperative Complications With Outcomes After Elective Colon Resection: A Procedure-Targeted Approach Toward Surgical Quality Improvement.
    • Scarborough JE, Schumacher J, Kent KC, Heise CP, Greenberg CC
    • JAMA Surg 2017 Feb 15; 152(2): e164681
    • [PubMed ID: 27926773]
    • Short-term outcomes of minimally invasive versus open colectomy for colon cancer.
    • Papageorge CM, Zhao Q, Foley EF, Harms BA, Heise CP, Carchman EH, Kennedy GD
    • J. Surg. Res. 2016 Jul; 204(1): 83-93
    • [PubMed ID: 27451872]
    • 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 06; 263(6): 1148-51
    • [PubMed ID: 26587851]
    • 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]

All Publications on PubMed