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We found 6 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 sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Oommen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Oommen is conversant in Indian Languages. 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. Ran S Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ran Kim's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Korean. Dr. Kim'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. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. McGuinness average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. McGuinness is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Salehomoum attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Salehomoum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Bitar works as a surgical oncologist and colon and rectal surgeon in Berkeley, CA and Lafayette, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Bitar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Bitar attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Bitar's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Polyps, Anal Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Irene Jia-Shin Lo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct; Building 3, Suite 211
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Irene Lo practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Walnut Creek, CA and Concord, CA. Dr. Lo accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at Westchester Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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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.