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We found 9 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Hueylan Chern, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2330 Post Street; Suite 260
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hueylan Chern, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Chern is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Chern has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Chinese. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Emily Virginia Anne Finlayson, MS, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2330 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Emily Finlayson sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Finlayson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Finlayson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Madhulika G Varma, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2330 Post Street; Suite 260
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Madhulika Varma practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Varma's clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Varma attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Varma has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Varma (or staff) is conversant in French and Bengali. Her professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Yanek S.Y. Chiu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Yanek Chiu is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Chiu focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Chiu is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Chiu performed his residency at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chiu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sternberg is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sternberg at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sternberg's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Michael E Abel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Abel is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abel has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abel welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Polyps, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence F Yee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Yee works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yee include colorectal surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Yee obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Incisional Hernia, Fecal Incontinence, Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ankit Sarin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1825 Fourth Street; Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ankit Sarin works as a colon and rectal surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarin accepts. He attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. Dr. Sarin is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vanessa Talbott is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Talbott obtained her medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, Rectal Prolapse, Sclerotherapy, ... (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.