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 is a Las Vegas, NV physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Barber's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include cancer, abdominal surgery, and rectal problems. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Barber is affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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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 is a colon and rectal surgeon and pediatric general surgeon. In her practice, Dr. Browder focuses on rectal problems. She is affiliated with MountainView Hospital. She graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Problems, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Joseph Thornton's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Thornton is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thornton's areas of clinical interest consist of rectal problems and fecal incontinence. He is affiliated with MountainView Hospital. Dr. Thornton is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Fecal Incontinence

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

Dr. Ovunc Bardakcioglu works as a colon and rectal surgeon. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bardakcioglu graduated from the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bardakcioglu (or staff) speaks German and Turkish.

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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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