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We found 9 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Charles Brian Whitlow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Whitlow's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Whitlow graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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Dr. David Allen Margolin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Margolin's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Margolin graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. Herschel David Vargas, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. H. Vargas' area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Vargas completed his residency training at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vargas is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Brian Robert Kann, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brian Kann is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Kann accepts Coventry, Aetna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Kann has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Dr. Terrell C Hicks, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Terrell Hicks works as a colon and rectal surgeon in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA. Dr. Hicks is professionally affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hicks has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Dr. David Edward Beck, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Beck is a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Beck takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Anil Santhekadur Paramesh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Anil Paramesh's specialties are general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and transplant surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Kasturba Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at North Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Paramesh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center and Lakeview Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue; Room 734
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Barton's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Barton is affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1542 Tulane Avenue; 747
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Guy Orangio practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Orangio is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from New York Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Touro Infirmary.

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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.