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We found 7 colon and rectal surgeons who accept MyBlue near Orlando, FL.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
52 W Underwood Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Paul Williamson's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Williamson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williamson honors. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Mark Karam Soliman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
110 West Underwood Street; Suite A
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Mark Soliman is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Orlando, FL and Altamonte Springs, FL. Dr. Soliman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
110 W Underwood Street; Suite A
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Renee Mueller, who practices in Orlando, FL and Ocoee, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Mueller is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Mueller is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Samuel (Nmi) De Jesus, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
110 W Underwood Street; Suite A
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Samuel Dejesus is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Dejesus attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Dejesus trained at St. Vincent's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Joshua Robert Karas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
110 West Underwood Street; Suite A
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Karas practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Orlando, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karas accepts. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Karas is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Dr. Joseph Thomas Gallagher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
110 W Underwood Street; Suite A
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Gallagher is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Gallagher has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
308 Groveland Street
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Harvey Shub is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave Dr. Shub an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.