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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 is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Chern honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Chern has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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 is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, Dr. Finlayson focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlayson honors.

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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's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali. Her clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Varma's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). She attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Varma's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varma accepts. Dr. Varma has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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. Dr. Chiu is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chiu include colorectal surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chiu completed residency programs at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chiu has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal Cyst, 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 is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sternberg include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Sternberg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Sternberg is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sternberg speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal Cyst, 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 medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Abel graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abel accepts. Dr. Abel has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Lymphadenectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, ... (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 specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yee attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Yee offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Lymphadenectomy, Gastric Electrical Stimulation, Rectal Prolapse, Incisional Hernia, ... (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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sarin include colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency.

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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 general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. In Dr. Talbott's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Talbott's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is open to 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.