We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Gold near Maywood, IL.

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

Dr. Theodore Saclarides practices colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saclarides include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Saclarides a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Saclarides attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Saclarides has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional 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. Joshua M Eberhardt, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue; Lumc Department of Surgery
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Eberhardt is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Eberhardt include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal problems. Dr. Eberhardt takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Eberhardt attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is 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. Dana Michelle Hayden, MPH, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Dana Hayden is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hayden obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayden include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hayden is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Robert Weisman's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Weisman is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese 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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Elmwood Park, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Govekar honors. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Govekar is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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.
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