Dr. Brian McGuinness, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 52

Dr. McGuinness
Accepting new patients

Bay Area Colon & Rectal Sgns a division of BASS Medical Group

365 Lennon Ln Ste 290 Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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(925) 274-9000

Dr. Brian McGuinness, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center and John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McGuinness to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. McGuinness' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal Fissure
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGuinness treats Anal Fissure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. McGuinness treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Anoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGuinness performs Anoscopy more than 87% of his peers

Dr. McGuinness performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Anal Fistula
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGuinness treats Anal Fistula more than 85% of his peers

Dr. McGuinness treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. McGuinness' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. McGuinness accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

Dr. McGuinness' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGuinness

4.3

Based on 6 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(5)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
16.666666666666668%
(1)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (4)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
  • Long wait times (1)
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Dr. McGuinness answered all of my questions. Surgery was successful, up and walking the next day, back on my feet in a couple of days! Back to normal 2 weeks!
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What could be improved
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Dr. McGuinness is excellent. He is professional and friendly and answers all your questions thoroughly and takes the time to explain any and all concerns you have. I have a rare form of cancer which involved a small bowel resection. I have numerous blockages which Dr. McGuinness monitors closely. I highly recommend Dr. McGuinness! He is the best Colorectal Surgeon around!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian McGuinness, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Oh State University Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Tx Med School At Houston
Residency Hospital
1995
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Brian McGuinness, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McGuinness frequently treats Anal Fissure, Anoscopy, and Anal Fistula. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McGuinness treats.

Where is Dr. Brian McGuinness, MD's office located?

Dr. McGuinness' office is located at 365 Lennon Ln Ste 290, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Bay Area Colon & Rectal Sgns a division of BASS Medical Group

Bay Area Colon & Rectal Surgeons365 Lennon Ln Ste 290 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. McGuinness is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center

Concord, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received