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We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Green Bay, WI.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
670 Cormier Road
Green Bay, WI
 

Dr. Scott Ruggles is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Ruggles attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
670 Cormier Road
Green Bay, WI
 

Dr. Marc Grodsky practices colon & rectal surgery in Green Bay, WI. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Grodsky completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
670 Cormier Road
Green Bay, WI
 

Dr. Peter Falk works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Green Bay, WI. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital, Dr. Falk attended medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. Dr. Falk is professionally affiliated with Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

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Dr. Erik E Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2845 Greenbrier Road; Suite 230
Green Bay, WI
 

Dr. Erik Johnson is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Green Bay, WI. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Manitowoc County and Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

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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.