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We found 6 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Gold near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Theodore John Saclarides, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Saclarides' specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Saclarides is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saclarides trained at Rush University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Michelle Hayden, MPH, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Dana Hayden practices colon & rectal surgery in Melrose Park, IL, Hines, IL, and Maywood, IL. These areas are among Dr. Hayden's clinical interests: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Her professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Hayden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua M Eberhardt, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue; Lumc Department of Surgery
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Eberhardt's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Eberhardt has a special interest in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal problems. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eberhardt is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Anal Problems

Dr. Robert I Weisman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Suite 406
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Weisman sees patients in Park Ridge, IL and Melrose Park, IL. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Weisman attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Marc I Brand, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
610 S Maple Ave :; Suite 2700
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Marc Brand practices colon & rectal surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Brand honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Henry Robert Govekar, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1950 N Harlem Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL
 

Dr. Henry Govekar practices colon & rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Govekar accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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.