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Dr. Donald Barkel, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Barkel

Oakland Colon/Rectal Associates

1121 Crooks Rd Royal Oak, MI 48067

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Dr. Donald Barkel, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Royal Oak, MI and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Michigan State U, College Of Human Medicine in 1980 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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(248) 541-8554

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Dr. Barkel's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barkel performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Barkel performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barkel performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Barkel performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, or Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Barkel treats Hemorrhoids more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Barkel treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Barkel's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Donald Barkel, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Royal Oak, MI and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Michigan State U, College Of Human Medicine in 1980 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Clinic
Residency Hospital
1980
Michigan State U, College Of Human Medicine
Medical School
1980

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

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Dismissive attitude didn't listen. Talked down to me. One week after a visit and examination needed a second opinion based on symptoms. Was told by Dr Barkel to wait 3 months to see if symptoms went away. Second opinion Dr. said immediate surgery is necessary. would not recommend going to Dr Barkel for anything serious. I will be following up with Beaumont services to complain about him.
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Sphincterotomy by Barkel who said I would be able to go back to work couple days after surgery. That was not true AT ALL. 3weeks after surgery &I was still in major pain. Barkel didn’t believe me &said that 95% of patients are completely fine few days after surgery. I decided to research myself bc I was very worried about how much pain/discomfort I was in. Come to find out recovery time for this surgery is 4-6 weeks. Felt like I was treated like a lying child by this Dr. I refuse 2 see him again
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He operated on my hemorrhoid and fixed it so well, I am enjoying life again thanks to Dr. Barkel.
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He knows what blood looks like??????
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