Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD
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Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery | Female

Colon & Rectal Center Of Arizona 18275 N 59th Ave # M-178 Glendale, AZ 85308 Get Directions

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To help people achieve health for life.


Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Glendale, AZ. She is 45 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Forstner-Barthell is affiliated with Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center and Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Phoenix, AZ |
I had a procedure and now I'm finding sutures that didn't dissolve and instead of putting the patient first they are putting $$ first and telling me this is a billable procedure. I am a supervisor in a medical facility and that is not something we would ever do to a patient.
in Peoria, AZ |
Found out that I had colon cancer on a routine colonoscopy, there is no other surgeon I would want to perform my surgery than Dr Forstner. She is straight forward & truly cared that I was well & had a great outcome to my surgery. I would highly recommend her!!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have been a patient of Dr. Forstner-Barthell for years. She is very nice, personable and makes me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. She performs colonoscopies on me annually or bi-annually (depending on what is needed) and I have never had an issue. I would recommend her to anyone. She always spends enough time with me, answers my questions and does not make me feel rushed as I have with other doctors.
Glendale, AZ |
The surgery was not a success, doctor was more concern regarding payment that the fact that I needed a repair surgery as her surgical performance was very poor.
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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Care Philosophy

To help people achieve health for life.

Dr. Forstner-Barthell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Arizona not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Acute Diarrhea
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Warts
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Medical School
    Mayo Medical School

    Graduated in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Hospital

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Colon and Rectal Clinic Of Orlando

    Completed in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • 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
  • Fistula Repair
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Anorectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Floor Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Surgery
  • 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
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors