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We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. J. Peter Zegarra, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
87 Scripps Drive.; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. J. Peter Zegarra works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Zegarra is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Zegarra is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. Patient ratings for Dr. Zegarra average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zegarra is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Jeanne Yu, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1020 29th Street; #350
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeanne Yu is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include colorectal surgery procedures. Patients gave Dr. Yu an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. Her education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Ranganath Pathak, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1020 29th Street; Suite 350
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ranganath Pathak's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pathak accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Pathak completed a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Pathak has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pathak's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. James Michael Conner, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1020 29th Street; #350
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. James Conner is a colon and rectal surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Carmichael, CA. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Conner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. Dr. Conner is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Conner attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal Cysts, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3939 J Street; Suite 250
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Rodriguez specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for residency. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cysts, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

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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.