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

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

Dr. Samuel Oommen works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Oommen attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. The average patient rating for Dr. Oommen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. Dr. Oommen's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kim is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Brentwood, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. McGuinness's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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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. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Salehomoum is conversant in Persian. She 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. David Ethan Bitar, MD
Specializes in Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3730 Mount Diablo Boulevard; Suite 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. David Bitar works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Berkeley, CA, Lafayette, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Bitar's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bitar is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anoscopy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Polypectomy, Anal Fissures, Endoscopic Foreign Body ... (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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