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

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

Dr. Hueylan Chern is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She works in San Francisco, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). Dr. Chern is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chern is conversant in Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, 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 is a cancer surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Varma takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Varma has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Her hospital/clinic 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, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Anal Cancer, Fecal ... (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 general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Chiu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chiu's office for an appointment. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese.

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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 specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sternberg is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Sternberg average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sternberg honors. Dr. Sternberg is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Sternberg is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Emily Finlayson's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, Dr. Finlayson focuses on transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery in San Francisco, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Abel a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abel include colorectal surgery procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Abel has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abel's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ankit Sarin is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sarin is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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 is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yee include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Yee is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Yee has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking patients. Dr. Yee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Lymphadenectomy, Gastric Electrical Stimulation, Rectal Prolapse, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talbott include colorectal surgery procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Talbott completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Talbott welcomes 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.
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