Irena Gribovskaja-Rupp, MD


"There is no such thing as minor surgery. Every operation has the potential to change a patient's life. Attention to detail, considering all the options, and having a comprehensive discussion with a patient is essential. Operating is fun and challenging." — Irena Gribovskaja-Rupp


  • Russian
  • English


Adult Specialties

  • Gastrointestinal surgery

Special Procedures and Treatments

  • Anal sphincter repair
  • Anoplasty
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidal ligation
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Lateral internal sphincterotomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Ostomy construction
  • Rectopexy for rectal prolapse
  • Removal of polyps using endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Resection of the colon and rectum
  • Restorative proctocolectomy (J-pouch)
  • Sacral neuromodulation

Diseases and Conditions

  • Anal cancer
  • Anal fissure
  • Anorectal disorders
  • Anorectal fistula
  • Benign anal strictures
  • Colon cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticular disease of the colon
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary colon cancer syndromes
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectovaginal fistula
  • Ulcerative colitis


105 East 9th Street
Coralville, IA 52241

200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242



  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery)


  • MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • BA, Health Science, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich.


General Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


  • Colon and Rectal Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Cancer Research Member

Cancer Research Program

Program 4: Cancer Epidemiology and Population Science (CEPS)

Cancer Center Membership Status

Affiliate Member

Cancer Department



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4.65 out of 5 (450 ratings)