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

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Dr. David J Lourie, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 Bellefontaine Street; Suite 302
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. David Lourie's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA. Dr. Lourie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Lourie obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (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 is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and skin cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Chu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Chu graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer 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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Mazaheri studied medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mazaheri include acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Howard S Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
10 Pico Street
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Howard Kaufman's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests: colon surgery, colon cancer, and pelvic floor dysfunction. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman accepts Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Colon Cancer, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Timothy Ker practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Monterey Park, CA. Dr. Ker honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Taipei Medical University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Gabriel Akopian is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Pasadena, CA and Glendale, CA. Dr. Akopian has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Akopian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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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.
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