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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chern include transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chern attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Chern has received professional recognition including the following: 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: 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's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Varma's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Varma accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Varma (or staff) is conversant in French and Bengali.

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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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Chiu attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Chiu has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chiu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Anal Fistula, 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 specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Finlayson's clinical interests encompass transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sternberg include colorectal surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sternberg honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Sternberg attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Sternberg welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal ... (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 general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Abel's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Abel has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Abel 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 colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Sarin's education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Sarin is 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. In his practice, Dr. Yee focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network 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). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Yee offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese and Mandarin. Dr. Yee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She works in San Francisco, CA. In her practice, Dr. Talbott focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Talbott's office for an appointment.

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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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