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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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Lourie's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. He 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 the following foreign languages: 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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and skin cancer surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chu 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 professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Facey Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. He attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Ker has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Ker speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Howard Kaufman works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Kaufman is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaufman include colon surgery, colon cancer, and pelvic floor dysfunction. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Kaufman obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Pasadena, CA and Glendale, CA. Before performing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Akopian attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Akopian has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Akopian (or staff) speaks 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.