Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Dr. Adrienne Forstner-Barthell, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 46
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-178

Glendale, AZ 85308

Contact Information

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
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Anal or Rectal Pain
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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3  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

42  Conditions Treated

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37  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
  • Colon 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
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • 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 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
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) for Rectal Tumors
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Mayo Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Colon and Rectal Clinic Of Orlando
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
  • Near-Total Completion Gastrectomy for Severe Post-Vagotomy Gastric Stasis: Analysis of Early and Long Term Results in 62 Patients,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Forstner-Barthell to family and friends
29 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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Dr. Forstner-Barthell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

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....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...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...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...more
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