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's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. Dr. Fried accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fried completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Fried is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Colon Polyps, Cysts, Breast Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

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 in Paoli, PA. Dr. Kripke has a special interest in breast cancer surgery, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and colectomy (colon resection). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Kripke's hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Transanal Hemorrhoidal ... (Read more)

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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Paoli, PA and Coatesville, PA. Dr. Fox's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, barrett's esophagus, and breast surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Fox has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Polyps, Cysts, Breast Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
102 Paoli Pointe Drive
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. M. Attebery is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Attebery include colorectal surgery procedures and breast surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Botsford Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Attebery attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shanmugan include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Shanmugan attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid ... (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.
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