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We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Las Vegas, NV.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2040 W Charleston Boulevard; #601
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Annabel Barber sees patients in Las Vegas, NV. Her medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Barber's clinical interests: cancer, abdominal surgery, and rectal problems. She is affiliated with MountainView Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Barber a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Leslie Kay Browder, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
2040 W. Charleston Boulevard; #601
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Leslie Browder practices colon & rectal surgery and pediatric general surgery in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Browder has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in rectal problems. She is affiliated with MountainView Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Browder accepts. Dr. Browder obtained her medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Problems, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1707 W Charleston Boulevard; #160, Patient Care Center
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Joseph Thornton's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Thornton's clinical interests: rectal problems and fecal incontinence. He is affiliated with MountainView Hospital. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thornton accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Fecal Incontinence

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1707 W Charleston Boulevard; #160
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Ovunc Bardakcioglu is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bardakcioglu (or staff) speaks German and Turkish. He graduated from the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.