We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Medicare near Chapel Hill, NC.

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Dr. William Graydon Cloud, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. William Cloud sees patients in Durham, NC, Morganton, NC, and Warrenton, NC. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery and abdominal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Cloud a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Cloud attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Timothy Sadiq is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Chapel Hill, NC. He is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Sadiq studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sadiq completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3100 Tower Boulevard; Suite 406
Durham, NC
 

Dr. William Peery's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Peery is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Peery's clinical interests encompass abdominal surgery. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a graduate of Letterman Army Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Peery's distinctions include: President Va Surgical Society, VSS and President Southern Society Clinical Surgeons, Southern Society Clinical Surgeons.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Reza Rahbar specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Rahbar attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Rahbar is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
101 Manning Drive; Ogme/room 1107-g
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Colin Bird is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bird graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bird trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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