We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Platinum near Tucson, AZ.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1951 N Wilmot Road; Building 2
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stefanie Schluender sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Her medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schluender is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1951 N Wilmot Road; #2
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Cybil Corning's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Corning's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida and Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6506 E Carondelet Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Herde, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Herde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Herde has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1775 W Saint Marys Road; #115
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Steven Vaughan's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Vaughan is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1601 N Tucson Boulevard; Suite 28
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Klein is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein takes.

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.
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