Dr. Rauh grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where he attended
college and medical school. In 1982 he began his career in
Rochester, where his wife and then small children could be near
her family. He completed his surgical residency at the
University of Rochester, and trained in Colon & Rectal
Surgery at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Rauh
joined Rochester Colon & Rectal Surgeons, P.C. (RCRS) in
1988. The Rauhs live in Webster.
Dr. Rauh was the first in upstate New York to adopt many
technologies such as laparoscopic colon surgery (1993) and
robotic colorectal surgery (2008). Both such groundbreaking
technologies in colon and rectal sugery took place at Rochester
General Hospital. He leads the largest team of fully
board certified colon specialists in Rochester. His
practice, RCRS, has provided more varied and numerous robotic
colon surgeries than any group in the state of New York and
probably the country.
His interests include Transanal Surgery, Crohn's and
ulcerative colitis care, streamlining perioperative care for
shorter hospital stays, restoring bowel control (fecal
incontinence) diverticulitis treatments (including nonsurgical)
and treating colorectal cancer without colostomies.