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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lourie include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lourie is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lourie attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lourie (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mazaheri include acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mazaheri graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to 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. Dr. Kaufman has a special interest in colon surgery, colon cancer, and pelvic floor dysfunction. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kaufman is conversant in 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 surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Akopian a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Akopian completed his residency training at Huntington Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Akopian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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 surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, and skin cancer surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chu studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Chu's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Shiun Ker's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ker attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ker honors. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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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