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We found 6 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Health Net HSP near Pasadena, CA.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. David Lourie is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery, and colon surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lourie at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lourie accepts. Dr. Lourie attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. David Zhong-Jian Chu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
416 W Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA
 

Dr. David Chu works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Gabriel, CA and Arcadia, CA. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Chu's clinical interests include cancer surgery and hepatobiliary surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chu takes. Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Facey Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1560 E Chevy Chase Drive; Suite 450
Glendale, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Mazaheri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mazaheri is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
600 N Garfield Avenue; Suite 306
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Ker is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ker is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ker speaks Mandarin.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
10 Pico Street
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kaufman is a colon and rectal surgeon in Pasadena, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, colon surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Kaufman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Colon Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Gabriel Akopian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10 Congress Street; Suite 300
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Gabriel Akopian's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Akopian average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Akopian include colorectal surgery procedures and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Akopian takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Akopian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Akopian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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.