Umass Memorial Colon/Rectal Sgy

Colon & Rectal Surgery, General Surgery · 4 Providers

Average Rating of all Office Providers

Office Providers

Dr. Karim Alavi, MD

Dr. Karim Alavi, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dr. Paul Sturrock, MD

Dr. Paul Sturrock, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Dr. William Sweeney, MD

Dr. William Sweeney, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 47 provider reviews for Umass Memorial Colon/Rectal Sgy

Review of Dr. Alavi

-Marlborough, MA |

Dr Alavi treated an ongoing fistula. His approach to let it drain and heal inside out proved to be working great. The follow up visits were frequent and he was explaining the process and answering any questions regarding the problem.
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Review of Dr. Sturrock


Staff seemed angry including receptionist and the nurse. Be prepared to pay for parking. Dr. and Resident in my opinion were judgmental and appeared my issue was no big deal.
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Review of Dr. Alavi

- in Ft Myers, FL |

5 years ago he did surgery for me Love him and his staff. Wish I still lived there...I would see him again!
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Review of Dr. Maykel

-Webster, MA |

Wonderful bedside manner. Takes time with his patients. Explains things well.
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Review of Dr. Sturrock

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Dr. Sturrock and his direct assistant are extreamly knowlageable and friendly. I had seen Dr. Sturrock 4+ years ago for the same issue. Upon my most recent visit we decided surgery was the best option for me. I'm in extreme pain and because of that he told me it should only be a week or two before I will have a surgery appointment. His office is taking there sweet time arranging my surgery date! It's been 7 weeks and all my paperwork is all set and one woman just isn't calling to book my date.
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Review of Dr. Sturrock

-Winchendon, MA |

Dr Sturrock has done a few procedures on me and surgery. He was very attentive, explained everything to me and my husband. Made me feel comfortable. I feel better and am healthier since my surgery.
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Review of Dr. Sturrock

- in Worcester, MA |

I was scheduled for a colonoscopy. The appt is at 9am. I should up at 8.30am like i was told. I wait til 10.45am then i was prepared for my schedule. They rush me like i was in an assemly line. I was upset and no one offered my a nice words. When they did it , i was not completely sedated an they inserted the device into my body. I was in pain and so hurt. I hope they treat people better.
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Learn About Umass Memorial Colon/Rectal Sgy

31 Procedures

  • Abscess Or Cyst Drainage Or Aspiration
  • Abscess Or Fluid Incision And Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal Of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy And Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon And Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, And Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction Of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing And-Or Debridement Of Wound, Infection, Or Burn (Incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic Or Open)
  • Excision Of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy Or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy Or Excision Of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision And Removal Of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (Incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection Of The Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional And-Or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open Or Laparoscopic (Incl. Swenson And Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal Of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection Of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal Or Destruction Of Rectal Or Intestinal Tumor (Incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy And Control Of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair Of Anal And Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair Of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement


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Umass Memorial Colon/Rectal Sgy accepts 13 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health
  • Tufts Health Plan
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