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We found 7 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Weiss's clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weiss has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wexner include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras' medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nogueras is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Nogueras is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nogueras attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nogueras has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fabio Potenti is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Potenti attended the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Potenti takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Potenti (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lester Rosen's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Rosen's clinical interests: female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He 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 Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rosen has received include Rectal Surgery 1996 - Robert Beart MD Inaugural Award and Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands is a colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sands include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sands has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva Southwick practices colon & rectal surgery in Weston, FL. Dr. Da Silva Southwick is conversant in Portuguese. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Da Silva Southwick has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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.