Dr. Craig Brown, MD

Dr. Craig Brown, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o
(35)

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Dr. Craig Brown, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 16 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Brown performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hemorrhoids
very high
more than 91% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Brown's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Brown's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Brown "Dr. Brown is a Denver native and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington for his undergraduate degree and the University of Colorado for medical school. Dr. Brown did his General Surgery Residency at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He completed Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Creighton University in Omaha. Dr. Brown has been specializing in Colon and Rectal Surgery since 2002. He treats colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. He performs colonoscopy and manages all aspects of anal disease such as hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulas, and fecal incontinence. Dr. Brown was named one of Denver's "Top Doctors" by 5280 Magazine in 2006."

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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

27  Conditions Treated

25  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Puget Sound
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of NM Health Sciences Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of New Mexico Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Creighton University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brown has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
35 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Brown's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Extremely competent and efficient. I saw him for fistula after another doctor had declined to treat it given "difficulty." Dr. Brown examined, recommended surgery and advised that it would be a "straightforward" procedure. He was correct - Everything was extremely smooth and i was back on my feet...more
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Dr. Brown is an amazing and wonderful surgeon. He is easy to talk to and a great listener. I felt he really cared about me even though he sees hundreds of patients. Dr. Brown is an expert in his field and I felt safe in his hands. He is also quick to respond to all phone calls; he even gave me...more
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Dr.Brown was the most through, kind caring Doctor I have known. He has given my life back. He gives more than 100 percent to his patients.
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Dr. Brown's affable but sincere demeanor put me at ease from the beginning. He had reviewed my record thoroughly and, after introductions, wasted no time in asking pertinent questions in a professional manner. His communication style has always been friendly but professional and non-judgmental. In...more
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He made me feel comfortable the entire time I've seen him. Great bedside manor. Very concerned about my health and healing. Very informative about my options and procedure
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