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We found 6 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Melrose Park, IL.

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Dr. Theodore John Saclarides, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Suite 206
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Saclarides practices colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saclarides's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school 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.

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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
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Dana Hayden is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayden include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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. Joshua M Eberhardt, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
675 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Eberhardt's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rectal cancer and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. Dr. Eberhardt 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. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works in Park Ridge, IL and Melrose Park, IL. Dr. Weisman honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. 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 is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Brand is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brand honors. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brand attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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

Dr. Henry Govekar specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Elmwood Park, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Govekar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He 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.