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We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dalal include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dalal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for his residency. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Before completing her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Foster attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In Dr. Foster's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cysts, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Lowell Albert Wetter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Lowell Wetter sees patients in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Wetter has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wetter's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Tobin M Schneider, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
101 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 104
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Tobin Schneider's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in San Mateo, CA. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Schneider attended Harvard Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Schneider focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schneider is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schneider (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.