Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 47
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Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Glendale, AZ and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Mayo Medical School in 2000 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery, general surgery, and more.

18275 N 59th Ave # M-176

Glendale, AZ 85308

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Ameriben
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Constipation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats Constipation more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Forstner-Barthell's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acute Diarrhea
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anal Warts
Anorectal Abscess
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Cancer
Carcinoma in Situ
Chronic Diarrhea
Colectomy
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon Cancer
Colon Disorders
Colon Mass
Colon Stricture
Colon Surgery
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Colostomy
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Cyst Incision and Drainage
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Diverticulitis
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fecal Incontinence
Fistula Repair
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Laparoscopic Anorectal Surgery
Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Meckel's Diverticulum
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Pelvic Floor Repair
Pilonidal Cyst
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Pruritus Ani
Rectal Abscess
Rectal Bleeding
Rectal Cancer
Rectal Prolapse
Rectal Surgery
Rectovaginal Fistula
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)
Secondary Malignancies
Sphincterotomy
Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

  • 2006
    Colon And Rectal Clinic Of Orlando
    Fellowship Hospital
    2006
  • 2005
    Mayo Clinic Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    2005
  • 2000
    Mayo Medical School
    Medical School
    2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Media & Publications

  • Near-Total Completion Gastrectomy for Severe Post-Vagotomy Gastric Stasis: Analysis of Early and Long Term Results in 62 Patients,

Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Forstner-Barthell

3.9

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
65.51724137931035%
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4 Stars
6.896551724137931%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
24.137931034482758%
(7)

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Dr. Forstner-Barthell is a wonderful doctor. She explained my condition in a kind, compassionate way. She took the time to answer all my questions. I would never mind waiting or rescheduling an appointment because I know if the doctor is running late, she is giving her time to someone in crisis....Read More
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Leaving my appointment today, I am very upset with how Dr. Forstner handling herself in my visit. From the patient perspective, I have never had a physician speak to me with such a demeaning attitude. She was incredibly rude and insensitive. Needless to say, I felt disrespected, and would not...Read More
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Being a rape victim I did not want anyone to touch me, Dr. Forstner helped me with my fears, in fact she was amazing. I can't thank her enough.
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I was so impressed with the staff and the doctor as well, they are not just friendly but they really do their best to get you as comfortable as possible. Dr. Forstner sat down and took the time to listen, and gave me the confidence I needed to talk about my health issues. It never felt like she was...Read More
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I waited an hr. in the pt room. Nurse didn't ask why I was there, but the reason was in my chart. Doctor entered and abruptly asked me why I was there. When she started explaining the situation I had, she held up her hand when I started to ask a question stating she wasn't done talking. She was...Read More
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