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We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Shield near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Samuel Cherukara Oommen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Oommen's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Oommen honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Oommen studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages.

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Dr. Ran S Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ran Kim practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Brian Joseph McGuinness, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Brian McGuinness' areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McGuinness average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Negar Monavar Salehomoum, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; #290
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Negar Salehomoum specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Brentwood, CA. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salehomoum is conversant in Persian. Her professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. David Ethan Bitar, MD
Specializes in Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3730 Mount Diablo Boulevard; Suite 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. David Bitar sees patients in Berkeley, CA, Lafayette, CA, and Oakland, CA. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for his residency. Dr. Bitar's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bitar accepts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Bitar is accepting new patients.

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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.