We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons near Paoli, PA.

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Dr. Robert C Fried, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgical Specialists, P.c. *; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Robert Fried works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Fried's clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fried attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Fried honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Colon Polyps, Cysts, Breast Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
102 Paoli Pointe Drive
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. M. Attebery practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Paoli, PA and Phoenixville, PA. Her areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures and breast surgery. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Attebery is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Attebery's office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Botsford Hospital, Ohio State University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Scott A Kripke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Surgical Specialists, P.c. *; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Scott Kripke, who practices in Paoli, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Kripke accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kripke has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Transanal Hemorrhoidal ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy T Fox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
255 West Lancaster Avenue, Mob Iii; Suite 332
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Fox is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Fox completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include colorectal surgery procedures, barrett's esophagus, and breast surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fox average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fox accepts. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Polyps, Cysts, Breast Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Shanmugan's clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Shanmugan's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid ... (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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