We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Melrose Park, IL.

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Dr. Joshua M Eberhardt, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
675 West North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Eberhardt's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has a special interest in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Eberhardt is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Anal Problems

Dr. Robert I Weisman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
675 W. North Avenue; Suite 406
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Weisman sees patients in Park Ridge, IL and Melrose Park, IL. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Weisman trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
701 W North Avenue
Melrose Park, IL
 

Dr. Dana Hayden practices colon & rectal surgery in Melrose Park, IL, Hines, IL, and Maywood, IL. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Hayden is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hayden attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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Dr. Henry Robert Govekar, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1950 N Harlem Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL
 

Dr. Henry Govekar, who practices in Elmwood Park, IL, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Govekar attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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