Dr. Assar Rather, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 48

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Assar Rather, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Dover, DE. He is affiliated with Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Assar Rather, MD

Bayhealth General Surgery

724 S New St Dover, DE 19904 ()
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(302) 674-4070

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Dr. Rather's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rather treats Colorectal Cancer more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Rather treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Intestinal Obstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rather treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Rather treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Constipation
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rather treats Constipation more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Rather treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Rather's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Rather accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rather's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rather

4.4

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I would highly recommend Dr. Rather. He has a great bedside manner and takes his time and explains everything so that you understand. His follow up care is excellent.
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Mar 09, 2019
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Dr. Rather is an excellent surgeon. Both my colostomy and reversal were complicated by adhesions. He was up to the task. His follow-up care was excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jun 02, 2018
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Dr. Rather is an excellent surgeon. He took his time explaining everything I needed to know prior to surgery. Explained worst and best case scenario‘s. He took his time during surgery and afterwards explained to me and family members everything that had been done. His follow-up care at the hospital was excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Jan 29, 2018
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Dr. Rather was recommended to us by the Oncologist my wife was seeing due to a diagnosis of a large malignant tumor in her lower intestine. Dr. Rather was very pleasant and described fully the procedure he would be using, and was very reassuring that he would do his up most to help resolve the problem if it was in his power. After the surgery he explained that because of the size and location of the tumor that he could not remove it surgically and that kemo might be a possibility.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Biography

Dr. Assar Rather, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Dover, DE. He is affiliated with Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus. His office accepts new patients.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Assar Rather, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rather frequently treats Colorectal Cancer, Intestinal Obstruction, and Constipation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rather treats.

Where is Dr. Assar Rather, MD's office located?

Dr. Rather's office is located at 724 S New St, Dover, DE 19904. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Assar Rather, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Rather has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Bayhealth General Surgery

Mattern & Piccioni724 S New St Dover, DE 19904
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus

Dover, DE

63% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received