Voted Top Doctor
Voted Top Doctor for Colon and Rectal Surgeries in 2015-2018 by his peers as featured in Los Angeles Magazine.
Dedicated to putting his patients at ease while providing them with unparalleled care, Los Angeles proctologist Zuri Murrell excels at helping them understand their diagnosis while navigating them through their treatment options. He is nationally recognized as a top colorectal surgeon and trains colleagues and students at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
Dr. Murrell specializes in minimally invasive surgery, having authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, book contributions and presentations. He continues to research surgical techniques and treatments such as single port laparoscopy and robotic surgery.
Named to Southern California Super Doctors® in 2015-2017, Dr. Zuri Murrell excels at helping patients understand their diagnosis while navigating them through treatment options. Recognized as a leader, he serves as Director of the Colorectal Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai. He is double board certified and one of the only west coast surgeons specifically trained in minimally invasive colorectal surgery. Author of many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, he continues to research surgical techniques and provide cutting edge treatments for anal rectal problems.
10861 Cherry St., Ste 106B, Los Alamitos, Ca 90720
A Message from Doctor Murrell
I hope that you will find this site helpful and informative. As a specialist in colorectal surgery, hemorrhoids treatment and related illnesses, I am very aware that people can find it difficult to discuss or attend to colon and rectal problems that they may be experiencing. That is why our office is very concerned with making you feel comfortable and relaxed about your treatment.
You can be sure that if you come to my office in Los Angeles, I will do my best to listen carefully to all of your concerns, and to explain things to you thoroughly and completely.
Along with my friendly, professional staff, I make it a policy to help each patient by first understanding his or her issues and concerns, and then recommending the best, least invasive treatment possible.
Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Long Beach, we specialize in a wide variety of conditions including Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery, Crohn’s Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colitis, Constipation, Colonoscopy and Anal Warts.
We look forward to meeting you!
A Los Angeles Proctologist Dedicated to Fighting Colon Cancer
One of the many reasons that Dr. Murrell decided to become a proctologist in Los Angeles was his interest in treating patients with colon cancer, a both highly curable type of cancer and, at times, an often deadly disease. Dr. Murrell is a tireless advocate for colon cancer screenings, because they are the key to early detection and curing this disease.
When speaking to patient groups, the media or individuals, he will often address some of the common myths surrounding colon cancer. The first misconception that Dr. Murrell often hears is that women do not get colon cancer, but the fact is that colon cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths for men and women. It also is one of the most curable forms of cancer when patients have colonoscopies on a regular basis.
Another myth Dr. Murrell hears is that colon cancer is not preventable, which is not true. According to Dr. Murrell, this is the one cancer that can be prevented with a test. A simple colonoscopy can both screen for cancer and prevent cancer by removing pre-cancerous and cancerous polyps.
A third common myth is that African Americans aren’t at risk to get colon cancer. The truth is that the American Cancer Society’s screening guidelines for people with no symptoms and no family history of colon cancer are to have a colonoscopy at age 50. However, for African Americans with no symptoms and no family history, screenings for colon cancer are recommended to start at age 45, five years early. This is because African Americans tend to get colon cancer at a younger age and at a more aggressive stage, making the screening even more important for this group.
He also stresses to patients with a family history of colon cancer, that they should be having colonoscopies ten years earlier than when their family member was diagnosed with the disease.
By emphasizing the importance of early detection and disproving the myths surrounding colon cancer, Dr. Murrell is able to educate patients and the public about how this form of cancer can be cured.
Advanced Training in Colorectal Treatments
Dr. Murrell, a Beverly Hills proctologist, recently became Director of the Colorectal Cancer Center at Cedars-Sinai, the team that consistently pioneers colorectal cancer treatments. He is a member of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and the American Medical Association.
He has completed advanced training with fellowships in Colorectal Surgery from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2008 and Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery from the University of California, Irvine in 2007.
Dr. Murrell is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College and completed his medical degree at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Zuri Murrell Today
Dr. Zuri Murrell is a specialist in colorectal surgery and treats a number of colorectal conditions such as colon and rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, hemorrhoids, anal warts, constipation and IBD. To schedule a consultation or screening in Los Angeles or Long Beach with Dr. Murrell call us at (323) 302-5327 or click here to make an appointment today.