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

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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and trauma surgery. He practices in Durham, NC, Morganton, NC, and Warrenton, NC. Dr. Cloud's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic surgery and abdominal surgery. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Cloud attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Cloud is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery

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

Dr. Timothy Sadiq works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sadiq is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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

Dr. William Peery is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Peery highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peery include abdominal surgery. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Peery attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Letterman Army Medical Center. His 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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Department of Surgery 4035 Burnett Womack; Campus Box 7081
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Dr. Reza Rahbar specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Chapel Hill, NC. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rahbar completed a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He 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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Asheville, NC and Chapel Hill, NC. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He accepts 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.