We found 3 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Coventry Bronze near Monroeville, PA.

Dr. Andrew Rose Watson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
125 Daugherty Drive; 2nd Floor
Monroeville, PA

Dr. Andrew Watson is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Watson honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Bedford Memorial.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2566 Haymaker Road; Suite 206
Monroeville, PA

Dr. James Baran specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Baran accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2566 Haymaker Road; Suite 304
Monroeville, PA

Dr. James McCormick is a colon and rectal surgeon. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCormick takes.

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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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