We found 10 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. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Whitlow trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitlow honors. Dr. Whitlow 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, who practices in New Orleans, LA and Metairie, LA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Margolin takes. Dr. Margolin obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Margolin has received the distinction of 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vargas accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He is 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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Humana. Dr. Kann studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Terrell Hicks' medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Hicks's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hicks takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ochsner Medical Center.

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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 works as a general surgeon, colon and rectal surgeon, and transplant surgeon in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center and Lakeview Regional Medical Center. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, he performed his residency at North Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Paramesh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1415 Tulane Avenue; 6th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Griffin is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and New Orleans, LA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Griffin completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Tulane Medical Center.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Beck, who practices in New Orleans, LA and Slidell, LA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beck is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Beck trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Barton is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in New Orleans, LA. He is affiliated with Touro Infirmary. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Barton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Guy Orangio is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. He graduated from New York Medical College. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Orangio is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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.