We found 9 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near San Francisco, CA.

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Dr. Hueylan Chern, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2330 Post Street; Suite 260
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Hueylan Chern's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chern include transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chern speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Madhulika G Varma, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2330 Post Street; Suite 260
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Madhulika Varma's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in San Francisco, CA. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Varma trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Varma's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Dr. Varma is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Anal Cancer, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Yanek S.Y. Chiu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Yanek Chiu is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chiu include colorectal surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston VA Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chiu has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chiu is conversant in Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal Cyst, Squamous ... (Read more)

Dr. Emily Virginia Anne Finlayson, MS, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2330 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Emily Finlayson is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finlayson include transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finlayson accepts. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Jeffrey A Sternberg, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sternberg is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Sternberg average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sternberg accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sternberg speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael E Abel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Abel's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in San Francisco, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abel include colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abel honors. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Abel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lymphadenectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Polyps, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Ankit Sarin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1825 Fourth Street; Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ankit Sarin is a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Sarin is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Laurence F Yee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Yee practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Yee offers interpreting services for Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking patients. He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yee attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yee has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Lymphadenectomy, Gastric Electrical Stimulation, Gastroparesis, Rectal Prolapse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vanessa Armet Talbott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 520
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vanessa Talbott is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Talbott include colorectal surgery procedures. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Talbott is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, Rectal Prolapse, Sclerotherapy, ... (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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