Dr. Donald Colvin, MD
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Dr. Donald Colvin, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery 2710 Prosperity Ave Ste 200 Fairfax, VA 22031 Get Directions

Biography

My interest in medicine is very simple – caring for patients. I chose this specialty with the belief that patients with colorectal cancer and other colon diseases require expert care to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Dr. Colvin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
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Dr. Colvin is an amazing doctor ? he?s an even better person. Our county and the world we inhabit is special because of people like Dr. Colvin and the members of his practice. Tackling cancer or a serious bowel disease only leaves bread crumbs of solace ? the time Dr. Colvin spent explaining my condition, the procedure he was going to perform and the recovery process ? during that conversation, I felt at peace having Stage 3-Colon Cancer along with 14 polyps.
Dr. Colvin constantly ask me a question then talked over me as I tried to answer, often to ask me what my very next sentence would have answered. He was not otherwise rude, or friendly. No smile from him although we did shake hands via my offer of hand. He was ready to set up a game plan/have me get imaging and exams done...that was great, but he seemed to take my issue a little more lightly than I think he would an older patient and young people can get & die from cancers.
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Dr. Colvin says...

My interest in medicine is very simple – caring for patients. I chose this specialty with the belief that patients with colorectal cancer and other colon diseases require expert care to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr. Colvin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Condyloma
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Florida

    Graduated in 1975

  • Internship Hospital
    Bethesda Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Bethesda Naval Hospital

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rutgers University

    Completed in 1984

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Florida

    Graduated in 1971

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy