We found 6 colon and rectal surgeons who accept OSW near Danvers, MA.

Dr. Jaime Alfredo Rivera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. These areas are among Dr. Rivera's clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rivera attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. Dr. Rivera (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Richard Hodin's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Hodin's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, gastrointestinal surgery, and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hodin accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hodin attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Hodin has received distinctions including The One Hundred, MGH Cancer Center; Boston Super Doctors; and American College of Surgeons Research Scholarship.. Dr. Hodin (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Colitis, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Liliana Bordeianou is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bordeianou attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise consist of fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Bordeianou average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bordeianou (or staff) speaks Romanian and Russian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Marc Rubin's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Rubin offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Lahey Clinic and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Rubin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rubin include: Resident Award Recipient. New England Surgical Soc and .. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Kastrinakis speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Kastrinakis attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kastrinakis is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. James Balcom works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Dr. Balcom accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.