We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Melrose Park, IL.

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Dr. Theodore J Saclarides, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Professional Office Building, Suites 201, 206 and 416
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Saclarides' area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Saclarides is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Saclarides trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saclarides takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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
675 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Eberhardt practices colon & rectal surgery. He is especially interested in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal problems. Dr. Eberhardt is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Dana Hayden works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayden include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Hayden takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include 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 area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Weisman attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weisman takes. Dr. Weisman is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial 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 affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Govekar graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is an in-network provider for 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.
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