We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Shield near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr Samuel S Oommen MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Samuel Oommen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After attending Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Oommen completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Indian Languages. Dr. Oommen's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr Ran S Kim MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 2.37 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Ran Kim is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr Brian Joseph McGuinness MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 3.59 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Brian McGuinness, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McGuinness is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Negar Salehomoum is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salehomoum graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Salehomoum is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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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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