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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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Chern speaks Chinese. She has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Chern has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon. In her practice, Dr. Finlayson focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Finlayson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Finlayson 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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. She works in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Varma include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Varma attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks French and Bengali. She is affiliated with 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. Jeffrey A Sternberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In Dr. Sternberg's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Sternberg has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sternberg's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He 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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abel trained 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. He is professionally 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: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Polyps, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in San Francisco, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Chiu average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chiu include colorectal surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Chiu is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chiu speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Pilonidal Cysts, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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 is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Yee's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Yee include colorectal surgery procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Yee has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese and Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yee's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. In Dr. Sarin's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. He takes Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Talbott has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Talbott has an open panel.

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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.