Colon & Rectal Surgery Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of colon & rectal surgery expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on colon & rectal surgery and related issues. Colon & rectal surgery expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these colon & rectal surgery expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistula, Diverticulitis, Proctology, Rectal Cancer, Anal Fissure, Colon Surgery, Fecal Incontinence, Hernia, Robotic Surgery, Anal Cancer, Anastomotic Leak, and Bowel Obstruction.

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Heath Beckham, MD

Alabama Colon and Rectal Institute

Birmingham, Alabama
Colon & Rectal Surgery - Colon cancer, Rectal cancer, Colorectal, Colonoscopy, Colon polyp, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids, Proctology, Anal Fissure, Anal abscess, Anal fistula, Anal cancer, Laparoscopic surgery, Robotic colon surgery
I am board certified in both Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery, with more than 10 years experience in private practice since 2009 in Birmingham, AL. I am involved in teaching general surgery residents from the local hospital system and involved in various hospital committees. My practice is limited to colon and rectal surgery with extensive experience in anorectal surgery, colonoscopy, and robotic and laparoscopic colon surgery.

Steven M Fendley, MD, FACS

Wiregrass Surgical

Dothan, Alabama
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - endoscopy, colonoscopy, open hernia, laparoscopic hernia, robotic hernia, cholecystectomy, mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast biopsy, lymph node mapping biopsy, gastric sleeve, robotic bariatric surgery, appendectomy, colectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, laparoscopy, breast cancer, da Vinci, reflux
With over 34 years experience and over 45,000 surgical cases/procedures in a high volume general surgery practice for which he is the senior partner, Dr. Steve Fendley has extensive experience and expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He was an early adopter of the da Vinci Robot platform and immersed himself in training on the da Vinci in 2012, now having completed over 2,400 robotic cases, while continuing a full general surgery practice, with a high volume of hernia repair, EGD/colonoscopy, mastectomy, colectomy, gastric sleeve, appendectomy, cholecystectomy as well as other common general procedures. Robotically, he specializes in hernia repair, gastric sleeves and anti-reflux surgeries. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Robotic Services at Flowers Hospital. He led the transition regionally from open to laparoscopic surgery, and now to da Vinci Robotic general surgery, serving as a site mentor and consultant for Intuitive Surgical. His vast ex...

Avraham Belizon, MD

California
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colon surgery, GI surgery, abdominal surgery

Hussna Wakily, MD

Oceanside, California
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Colon Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Breast Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Emergency Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Mesh surgery, Intestinal Obstruction, Adhesions, Gallbladder surgery, Bile Ducts, Perforations
Expert witness for general surgery with over 14 years of clinical experience. Fellowship trained at Harvard Medical School’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery in Boston, MA. Consecutive Top Doctor Award winner from 2019-2023 for General. Voted Exceptional Women in Medicine 2023. Castle Connolly Award winner for 2019-2023, General Surgery. Currently serving as editor for the Surgical Endoscopy Journal and Journal of Surgical Research. Current hernia committee member for the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES). She is the Robotic Chairman at Scripps Encinitas Hospital. Experienced medical expert. Dr. Wakily offers accurate and thorough expert medical chart reviews and testimony for defense and plaintiff attorneys. Board certified, clinically active surgeon specializing in Acute Care/Emergency General Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery and all aspects related to general...

Avraham Belizon, MD

Colorado
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colon surgery, GI surgery, abdominal surgery

Avraham Belizon, MD

Boca Raton, Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colon surgery, GI surgery, abdominal surgery

Steven M Fendley, MD, FACS

Wiregrass Surgical

Florida
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - endoscopy, colonoscopy, open hernia, laparoscopic hernia, robotic hernia, cholecystectomy, mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast biopsy, lymph node mapping biopsy, gastric sleeve, robotic bariatric surgery, appendectomy, colectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, laparoscopy, breast cancer, da Vinci, reflux
With over 34 years experience and over 45,000 surgical cases/procedures in a high volume general surgery practice for which he is the senior partner, Dr. Steve Fendley has extensive experience and expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He was an early adopter of the da Vinci Robot platform and immersed himself in training on the da Vinci in 2012, now having completed over 2,400 robotic cases, while continuing a full general surgery practice, with a high volume of hernia repair, EGD/colonoscopy, mastectomy, colectomy, gastric sleeve, appendectomy, cholecystectomy as well as other common general procedures. Robotically, he specializes in hernia repair, gastric sleeves and anti-reflux surgeries. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Robotic Services at Flowers Hospital. He led the transition regionally from open to laparoscopic surgery, and now to da Vinci Robotic general surgery, serving as a site mentor and consultant for Intuitive Surgical. His vast ex...

Mark W. Gordon, MD

Pembroke Pines, Florida
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Wound Care,Gastrointestinal Endoscopy,Upper Endoscopy, Gastroscopy,Colonoscopy,Hernia,Libel,Credentials,Contracts,IME
Board certified in Surgery and Wound Care, member of numerous societies, extensive hospital leadership positions, teaching at local medical school. Current reviewer for state board of medicine, Medicare, independent review panels. Performs IMEs, disability determinations. Experienced with litigation in negligence(both defense and plaintiff) ,credentialing, dismissal, contracts, libel. CV on request.Extensive experience case evaluation, deposition, trials for 18 years. Defense, hospital/medical staff issues and plaintiff cases.

Brian Matier, MD

Lutz, Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Robotic surgery, colon surgery, laparoscopic surgery, colectomy, colonoscopy, rectal surgery, anal, anastomotic leak, intestinal, proctectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, anal and rectal surgery, proctology, fecal incontinence
Double Board certified in Colon & Rectal, and General Surgery with 9 years of practice experience. Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Prior clinical academic appointment at University of Buffalo School of Medicine. Extensive training and experience in minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery. Practice and experience includes all forms of colon and rectal surgery including colectomy, proctectomy, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, anal and rectal surgery, proctology, and fecal incontinence. Legal experience includes testimony as a medical fact witness in criminal trial, and deposition (fact witness and defendant) in medical liability cases.

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

Nevada Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Florida
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Bariatric Surgery Program Director, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Surgical Devices, Endoscopy, Endoscopic Dilation, Endoscopic stent, Gastric Balloon, Cancer Surgery, Wound Management, Sepsis, Colostomy, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Thought leader and 20+ years service as Medical Director of a Nationally Accredited Bariatric Center; Performed over 5,000 Bariatric Surgical procedures; Highly experienced expert case reviewer and witness with over 100 case reviews for Nevada State Medical Board and US Air Force; over 25 depositions and trials, Author of the books Outpatient Weight Loss Surgery and The type 2 Diabetes Cure, Inventor and patent holder of bariatric surgical device. Experienced surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, pelvic floor and incontinence treatment, sacral neuromodulation, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. Top of class AOA medical school graduate from the University of California San Francisco, published research scientist, award-winning teacher and surgeon. San Francisco...

Michael H Tarlowe, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Michael H. Tarlowe, MD, PC

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Colonoscopy, Hemorrhoids, Proctology, Hernia surgery, Anal Fissure, Anal abscess, Anal fistula, Anal cancer, Medical malpractice, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Anal warts, Pilonidal cyst
Dr. Tarlowe is board certified in both Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery, with more than 15 years experience. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Tarlowe maintains a full time private practice. He has reviewed and opined on dozens of cases, for both plaintiff and defense, including both medical malpractice and personal injury.

Steven M Fendley, MD, FACS

Wiregrass Surgical

Georgia
General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - endoscopy, colonoscopy, open hernia, laparoscopic hernia, robotic hernia, cholecystectomy, mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast biopsy, lymph node mapping biopsy, gastric sleeve, robotic bariatric surgery, appendectomy, colectomy, hemorrhoidectomy, laparoscopy, breast cancer, da Vinci, reflux
With over 34 years experience and over 45,000 surgical cases/procedures in a high volume general surgery practice for which he is the senior partner, Dr. Steve Fendley has extensive experience and expertise in open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He was an early adopter of the da Vinci Robot platform and immersed himself in training on the da Vinci in 2012, now having completed over 2,400 robotic cases, while continuing a full general surgery practice, with a high volume of hernia repair, EGD/colonoscopy, mastectomy, colectomy, gastric sleeve, appendectomy, cholecystectomy as well as other common general procedures. Robotically, he specializes in hernia repair, gastric sleeves and anti-reflux surgeries. He currently serves as the Medical Director of Robotic Services at Flowers Hospital. He led the transition regionally from open to laparoscopic surgery, and now to da Vinci Robotic general surgery, serving as a site mentor and consultant for Intuitive Surgical. His vast ex...

Eric D Lederman, MD, FASCRS

Tyringham, Massachusetts
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Colon cancer, rectal cancer, diverticulitis, anastomotic leak, bowel obstruction, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, surgical complications, hemorrhoids, anal fissure, fistula, laparoscopy, robotic, minimally invasive, transanal
Dr Lederman is Board Certified in General Surgery and his subspecialty field of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and he is a Fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. For 22 years, he was in a busy private colorectal surgery practice in St. Louis, MO with a focus on minimally invasive colorectal surgery. This included robotic surgery with the da Vinci robot (starting in 2009), laparoscopic surgery, and advanced transanal techniques to treat benign and malignant colorectal diseases. He has broad experience with colorectal cancer, complicated diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, bowel obstructions, as well as anorectal disorders such as hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, prolapse and fecal incontinence. He has over 20 years experience as an expert witness, both for defense and plaintiffs, providing review, consultation, and testimony both at deposition and trial. He is currently retired from full-time surgical practice, but continues to assist on surgical ca...

Kent C Sasse, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS

Nevada Surgical, University of Nevada School of Medicine

Reno, Nevada
Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery - Bariatric Surgery Program Director, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass, Ambulatory Surgery Center, Hernia, Mesh, Obesity, Diabetes, Surgical Devices, Endoscopy, Endoscopic Dilation, Endoscopic stent, Gastric Balloon, Cancer Surgery, Wound Management, Sepsis, Colostomy, Hiatal hernia, Fundoplication
Thought leader and 20+ years service as Medical Director of a Nationally Accredited Bariatric Center; Performed over 5,000 Bariatric Surgical procedures; Highly experienced expert case reviewer and witness with over 100 case reviews for Nevada State Medical Board and US Air Force; over 25 depositions and trials, Author of the books Outpatient Weight Loss Surgery and The type 2 Diabetes Cure, Inventor and patent holder of bariatric surgical device. Experienced surgeon in areas of bariatric surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, duodenal switch, reoperative surgery, revisional surgery, hiatal hernia, wound care, biologics, colorectal surgery, pelvic floor and incontinence treatment, sacral neuromodulation, endoscopy, Barrett's esophagus, hernia and mesh, endoscopic stenting, leaks, and solving complications. Top of class AOA medical school graduate from the University of California San Francisco, published research scientist, award-winning teacher and surgeon. San Francisco...

Ritha Belizaire, MD FACS FASCRS

Houston Community Surgical

New York
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - colonoscopy, GI surgery, proctology, pelvic surgery, robotic surgery, colon cancer, rectal cancer, resident education, DEI
Dual board certified general and colorectal surgeon in the Houston area. Extensive experience in academic surgery (OH, NY and TX), resident and medical student education and serving low income/under resourced communities. Now part time academics and full time owner of solo surgical practice. I take care of patients with disorders of the gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, benign skin and soft tissue, colon, rectum and anus. I am certified in robotic surgery and perform colonoscopy as part of my practice. I have also served at Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the surgical department at UT Health Houston.

Meade Palmer, MD, MPH, FACS

High Point, North Carolina
General Surgery, Critical Care Surgery - Minimally Invasive, Laparoscopic, Abdominal, Hernia, Stomach, Small intestine, Bowel, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Anal, Appendix, Hemorrhoid, Gall Bladder, Thyroid, Parathyroid Surgery, Cholecystectomy, Fissure, Fistula, Colonoscopy, Polyp, EGD, Mesh, Gastrostomy, PEG, Tracheostomy, Critical Care
Board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Active clinical practice with 30+ years of experience. Clinical Assistant Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. Fellowship-trained endoscopist, Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School affiliation. Fellowship trained trauma and surgical critical care, MIEMSS. Fellow of American College of Surgeons. Experience as risk retention group claims committee chairman, hospital quality, safety and credentials committee member and state board reviewer of standards of care. Retired Major, US Army reserve medical corps and volunteer mission surgeon.

william J harb, MD

The Colorectal Center

Nashville, Tennessee
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Colonoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Proctology, Hemorrhoids, Fecal Incontinence, Anal Fistula, Diverticulitis, Inherited Colon Cancer
I am a board-certified colon and rectal surgeon in private practice since 2006. I have extensive expertise in proctology and anorectal surgery, including hemorrhoidal disease, anal fistulae, fecal incontinence, and have a busy colonoscopy practice. I have experience dealing with many different types of complications related to colorectal surgery, such as abscesses, leaks, and perforations. I have additional expertise in the field of inherited cancers, particularly inherited colon and rectal cancers. Genetic testing is an integral part of my practice and while that is mainly gastrointestinal cancers, I have experience with the genetics of many other inherited cancer syndromes, including breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer syndromes. I do genetic testing in my office and believe that many patients with a family history of colorectal cancer don't get the needed testing..

Joshua A. Katz, MD

Memphis, Tennessee
Colon & Rectal Surgery - Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Crohn‘s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Fecal Incontinence, Constipation, Anorectal Abscess, Anal Fistula, Anal Fissure, Hemorrhoids, Condyloma, Anal Dysplasia, Colostomy, Ileostomy, Preoperative Care, Postoperative Care
Dr Katz brings 9 years of surgical training and 20 years of surgical practice to the care of patients with colorectal diseases. He practices robotic, laparoscopic and open abdominal surgery, and anorectal surgery. He is Medical Director of the Wound Ostomy Clinic at St. Francis Hospital, where he cares for patients with ileostomy and colostomy issues. Dr. Katz seeks to care for each patient with the best possible treatment at the proper time. Dr Katz takes pride in using his significant public speaking experience to help people understand challenging medical concepts.

Ritha Belizaire, MD FACS FASCRS

Houston Community Surgical

Houston, Texas
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - colonoscopy, GI surgery, proctology, pelvic surgery, robotic surgery, colon cancer, rectal cancer, resident education, DEI
Dual board certified general and colorectal surgeon in the Houston area. Extensive experience in academic surgery (OH, NY and TX), resident and medical student education and serving low income/under resourced communities. Now part time academics and full time owner of solo surgical practice. I take care of patients with disorders of the gallbladder, small bowel, appendix, benign skin and soft tissue, colon, rectum and anus. I am certified in robotic surgery and perform colonoscopy as part of my practice. I have also served at Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the surgical department at UT Health Houston.

STEPHEN M. COHEN, MD, MBA

Richmond VA MEDICAL CENTER

CHESTERFIELD, Virginia
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - COLON CANCER, COLONOSCOPY, DIVERTICULITIS, BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, BLEEDING, FECAL INCONTINENCE, CONSTIPATION, HEMORRHOIDS, NUTRITION, CHOLECYSTITIS, APPENDICITIS, LARGE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, SMALL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION, ASCITIS, ABSCESS, ANAL FISTULA, RECTAL, SURGERY, POLYPS, INFLAMMATION, ADHESIONS, CROHN'S
In his new position, Dr. Stephen Cohen is leading the way for improved surgical care for those who have served our great country. Dr. Cohen has joined the surgical team at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Furthermore, Dr. Cohen will join the faculty as a full-time colon and rectal surgeon to help teach, train, and educate the young physicians who comprise the backbone of the VA organization. Dr. Stephen Cohen was the first Board certified colon and rectal surgeon for the southern crescent area in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of his patients traveled long distances to receive his high quality care, due to his unique ability to put patients and family at ease during difficult and often stressful times. Dr. Cohen is an innovator, pioneer, and pacesetter of emerging, developing, and innovative colorectal techniques. He is active in teaching, educating, and collaborating with physicians both domestically and internationally, in which his...

Aimee E. Gough, MD

Wyoming Surgical Associates

Casper, Wyoming
Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery - Colon Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Diverticulitis, Hemorrhoids, Anal Fistula, Anastomotic Leak, Surgical Complications, IBD, Bowel Obstruction, Colonoscopy, Low Anterior Resection, Colon Cancer, Ostomy, Hernia, Appendix, Gallbladder, Adhesions, Fistula
Dr. Aimee Gough is board-certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as General Surgery and has been in independent practice for over five years. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, a clinical instructor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and an ATLS instructor. She maintains a busy private practice where she practices both colorectal surgery and general surgery (including trauma) - with a focus on minimally invasive surgical care (robotic and laparoscopic) for diseases of the colon and rectum. She also cares for patients with anorectal and pelvic floor disorders. As the only board-certified colon and rectal surgeon in her state, she routinely sees complex patients, inherits and manages complication, and undertakes re-do operations. With experience in medical education and public speaking, Dr. Gough communicates effectively and excels at conveying complicated medical topics in a c...
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