We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Altamonte Springs, FL.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
242 Loch Lomond Drive
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Osama Atallah's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Winter Park, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atallah attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Mark Karam Soliman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
661 E Altamonte Drive; Suite 120
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Mark Soliman is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soliman accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Soliman attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
661 E Altamonte Drive; Suite 220
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Albert's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Albert studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Albert average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
255 N Lakemont Avenue; Suite 100
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Jacqueline Kaiser is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She works in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Kaiser attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaiser takes. She is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
661 E Altamonte Drive; Suite 220
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. George Nassif is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.