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We found 13 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Decatur, GA.

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Dr. Patrick Sean Sullivan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1364 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Patrick Sullivan's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sullivan obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sullivan include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sullivan's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 307
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Wayne Ambroze is a colon and rectal surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ambroze honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Ambroze has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Virginia Oliva Shaffer, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Virginia Shaffer is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Shaffer performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2675 N. Decatur Road; Suite 307
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. David Armstrong is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA, Decatur, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Armstrong is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Armstrong accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 307
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Marion Schertzer's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Schertzer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schertzer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Schertzer speaks Hebrew. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne, Saint Joseph's Medical Center; Suite 330
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sander Binderow sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Binderow is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery (ACRS). He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Binderow honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 710
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Luz Angel's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Dr. Kurt Frederick Heiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1975 Century Boulevard Ne; Suite 6
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Kurt Heiss is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include hernia and circumcision. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Atlanta Pediatric Surgery. Dr. Heiss is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Heiss attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Heiss speaks German.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Hernia

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne, Saint Joseph's Medical Center; Suite 330
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Oscar Grablowsky's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Grablowsky average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Grablowsky is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery (ACRS). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Grablowsky has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2675 North Decatur Road; Suite 710
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Raoul Mayer's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mayer attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Mayer has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Colon & Rectal Surgery (ACRS).

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Dr. Megan Marie Durham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1975 Century Boulevard Ne; Suite 6
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Megan Durham's specialties are pediatric surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Durham takes.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
550 Peachtree Street Ne; Suite 1265
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Timothy Simon is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Simon is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simon is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5445 Meridian Mark; Suite 180
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Erin King works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Fayetteville, GA and Atlanta, GA. Dr. King graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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.