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We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons near Paoli, PA.

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Dr. Robert Carey Fried, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgical Specialists, P.c. *; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Robert Fried sees patients in Pottstown, PA, Paoli, PA, and Collegeville, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Fried has a special interest in cancer, breast surgery, and breast issues. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fried honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Cancer, Hernia

Dr. Timothy Trudeau Fox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgical Specialists, P.c. *; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Fox is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Paoli, PA and Coatesville, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include breast surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Fox's hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. Scott Alden Kripke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgical Specialists, P.c. *; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Scott Kripke practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical interests encompass breast surgery. Dr. Kripke honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Kripke has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery

Dr. M. Lisa Lisa Attebery, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
102 Paoli Pointe Drive
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. M. Attebery works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. She has a special interest in breast surgery. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Attebery attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Botsford Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. She is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shanmugan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read 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.