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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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Saclarides include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saclarides takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Saclarides studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saclarides trained at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Hayden attended Rush Medical College for medical school. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise consist of rectal cancer and colon cancer. Dr. Eberhardt is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Eberhardt attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Weisman trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Brand is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Govekar graduated from Rush Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. He takes 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.