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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Walnut Creek, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Oommen average 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Oommen accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Oommen attended medical school at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Oommen 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 2.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA and Brentwood, CA. Dr. McGuinness is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; #290
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Negar Salehomoum is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and Brentwood, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salehomoum accepts. 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. She speaks Persian. 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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Dr. David Ethan Bitar, MD
Specializes in Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3730 Mount Diablo Boulevard; Suite 100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. David Bitar's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Bitar focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Bitar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anoscopy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Polypectomy, Endoscopic Foreign Body Removal, Hemorrhoids, ... (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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