Dr. Craig Brown, MD

Dr. Craig Brown, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
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49 y/o
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Dr. Craig Brown, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read his story

Accepted insurance

  • 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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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

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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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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
4.3
based on 34 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (4)
in Colorado |
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 his cell phone number. What doctor does that? I am thoroughly impressed in his care and capabilities. Plus, the surgical staff and his entire team are professional and caring.
in Denver, CO |
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.
in Denver, CO |
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 the operating room he seems organized and efficient. Best of all, my outcomes have been excellent!
in Kittredge, co |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Brown accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Brown has admitting privileges

Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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The Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St
Aurora, CO 80012
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Saint Joseph Hospital
1375 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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