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We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Edison, NJ.

Dr. Bertram T Chinn, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Bertram Chinn is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Edison, NJ, Summit, NJ, and Monroe Township, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chinn at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery, rectal problems, and robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chinn attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Carol G. Simon Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kirsten Bass Wilkins, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Kirsten Wilkins' medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, colon problems, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Wilkins is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph R Notaro, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Notaro sees patients in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Notaro average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Notaro focuses on laparoscopic surgery and rectal problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Notaro honors. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Notaro is professionally affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Suraj Alva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Suraj Alva specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Edison, NJ and Summit, NJ. After completing medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Clinical interests for Dr. Alva include genital warts, inflammatory bowel disease, and colon problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Alva is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group, JFK Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Genital Warts, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3900 Park Avenue; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Oliver practices colon & rectal surgery in Edison, NJ. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. Dr. Oliver is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Oliver takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.