The Colon & Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale


Charles Lago, Sr.
M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
Languages: English / Spanish

Joseph P. Corallo, Jr.


The Colon & Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale

All of our physicians are fully trained in general surgery and have special training in the medical and surgical problems of the colon, rectum and anus.

Dr. Charles Lago, MD

Dr. Charles Lago is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.  He completed a surgical residency at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo and a Fellowship in Colon Rectal Surgery at Orlando Regional Healthcare System/University of Florida Affiliate.

Dr. Lago is a Diplomat of the American Board of General Surgery and a Diplomat of the American Board of Colon Rectal Surgery.  He also serves as the Chief of Staff for Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, Florida and as Medical Director of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Coral Springs Medical Center.

Dr. Lago has published numerous articles on surgical procedures and complications and diseases commonly found in colon rectal surgical candidates.   As a result of his studies and publications, Dr. Lago is frequently a guest lecturer at many symposiums and to many community groups locally and nationally.

In addition to academic and medical pursuits, Dr. Lago was a board member for the American Cancer Society, The Broward County Medical Association and numerous other medical and civic groups.  Dr. Lago has sponsored the Cancer Society's annual "Relay for Life" fund raiser and a proponent of colon cancer awareness.  Dr. Lago served or presently serves:

  • Board of Trustees University Hospital
  • President of Colon & Rectal Clinic of Ft. Lauderdale
  • Florida State Chairman Colon Cancer Committee American Cancer Society
  • President of Coral Springs Surgery Center Board
  • Board of Trustees, Westside Regional Medical Center
  • Chief of Staff, Westside Regional Medical Center
  • Chairman Credentials Committee, Westside Regional Medical Center
  • Memorial Hospital West
  • Memorial Hospital Miramar
  • Chairman Colo-Rectal Cancer Task Force Broward County American Cancer Society
  • Board of Directors Broward County Medical Association
  • Medical Executive Committee, Westside Regional Medical Center
  • Featured in 2002 edition of "Consumers Guide to Top Doctors" - A National Publication
  • Named Top Doctor in South Florida in Miami Metro Magazine
  • Medical Doctor Colorectal Surgery Program at Coral Springs Medical Center

Joseph P. Corallo, MD

Joseph CoralloDr. Joseph P. Corallo received his Medical Doctor degree from UMDNJ/New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ in 2004.  He then went on to do his residency in general surgery at the Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL from 2004 to 2009.  Dr. Corallo stayed at Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami for a specialty fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery from 2009 to 2010.  He is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Corallo has won numerous awards and accolades throughout his medical training as well as various publications and national presentations in the field of surgery, a great interest in research and teaching, and has become recognized as a leader.  He has authored textbook chapters and is well respected by his peers.

Dr. Corallo sits on multiple hospital boards and committees, and frequently lectures at local hospitals and community outreach programs on colon and rectal disease topics.

His clinical interests include:  Advanced laparoscopic surgery, single incision (SILS) colon and rectal surgery, and trans anal endoscopic microsurgery.