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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 sees patients in Pasadena, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lourie is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lourie obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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, who practices in San Gabriel, CA and Arcadia, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chu include breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and skin cancer surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Chu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Facey Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Mazaheri honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from Taipei Medical University. Dr. Ker takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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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 has a special interest in colon surgery, colon cancer, and pelvic floor dysfunction. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaufman studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kaufman has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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

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 is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Akopian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is affiliated with 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.