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

Dr. Mark Soliman is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Soliman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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

Dr. Osama Atallah's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Atallah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. Matthew Ross Albert, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
661 E Altamonte Drive; Suite 220
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Albert specializes in colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Albert is 3.5 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. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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 general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kaiser takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally 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 and rectal surgeon in Altamonte Springs, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.