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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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Research, 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 sees patients in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast 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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Wetter attended Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wetter's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Wetter speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Wetter has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Endocrine ... (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 specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Foster focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster accepts. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Foster welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal Surgery ... (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 is a San Mateo, CA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Schneider's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schneider's medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Schneider (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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.