Dr. Elizabeth McConnell, MD

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General Surgery

Dr. Elizabeth McConnell, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Glendale, AZ and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, winner of the Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award. She is also affiliated with Abrazo Arrowhead Campus. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Elizabeth McConnell, MD

Elizabeth J Mcconnell MD

20325 N 51st Ave Ste 102 Glendale, AZ 85308 ()
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Based on 65 ratings

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Yes, yes, and yes. Dr McConnell has been my colorectal doctor for a few years now. Recently she had to perform surgery on me which has been a life changer. Dr. McConnell and her staff are the best. I would highly recommend Dr. McConnell to anyone needing this sort of doctor/ medical care. Her credentials are exemplary.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jan 08, 2022
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Dr McConnell said I need surgery for a fissure and a small fistula. I was in a lot of pain and she told me I would be surprised at how quickly the pain would stop after the surgery. I had the first surgery but the pain was still very bad so she wanted to do another exam under Anastasia. At that time she ended up doing more surgery but the pain is now worse than ever. I have contacted another Surgeon to look at the problem because when I reach out to Dr McConnell they don't return my request for help. My only hope is that she has not done more damage with the surgeries she has done on me. Be very careful when she says you need surgery because you may end up with more pain than you started with.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Phil H Kobyluck – Nov 20, 2021
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Both my surgeries went well. Just follow the doctors pre and post op instructions and everything will be great.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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DeeDee – Aug 31, 2021
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Hi worst dr ever Be very careful before you take a surgical appointment with this doctor she doesn't believe in pain meds even if you're bleeding to death
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 13, 2021
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Very capable, professional and pleasant. One of my favorite doctors. I highly recommend Dr. McConnell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ted Walker – Jul 21, 2021
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She was running an hour and a half behind and keeps family waiting in the heat for 3 hours. Husband had Covid shot and she still made him get a test. She is terrified of Covid and only cares about money not people Awful doctor.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 11, 2021
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We are fortunate to have a talented surgeon with Dr. McConnell's skills here in Arizona. I had a poorly executed procedure for prolapsed Hemorrhoids performed in 2004. That caused a restriction and scarring from the circular stapler. A subsequent prolapse caused by the restriction was resolved in 08 by laser surgery. A new prolapse and fissure caused by the restriction occurred recently. Dr. McConnell rapidly diagnosed, explained the problems and corrected the fissure, prolapses, scar relaxation and dual sphincterotomy. Incredibly considering the amount of correction performed there was minimal post surgical discomfort. In fact I only used two non narcotic pain pills. At the four week mark things were pretty back to normal. Back to tennis, hiking three miles a day etc. My only regret is that I wish I had gone to see her earlier.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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RG – Jan 21, 2021
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Excellent. Very knowledgeable. Explains the problem and the solution very well. Excellent care and friendly staff. Very busy. Highly recommend Dr.McConnell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 28, 2020
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My experience with her was very good, no complaint. The only complaint I do have is with getting a procedure scheduled. I was told that someone would call me with in 2-3 days. Two weeks went by and I never got a call so I called her and did get it scheduled. That's the only issue I had.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Sep 22, 2020
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Dr. McConnell is competent and busy. She will be honest with your situation. She is busy, and justifiably so, but she will always get back with you and take care of you.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dave T – Aug 22, 2020
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Never ever. Run don't let her out her hands on you. The worst experience ever from beginning to lifelong misery
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Mar 16, 2020
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I too had an hour long wait, with two male patients who had arrived after I did seen first, and then when I threatened to leave her staff located her, she rushed in to do a post-op exam, and then rushed out. Her typed paper on post-op care was rift with errors, typos and bad grammar, plus incorrect words. And this is a medical professional who should have proof-read what was being typed by her staff. She did not remove the "tag" I had originally asked her to remove, however, went internally to remove interior hemorrhoids (I guess). Two years later and I'm still with my exterior "tag", and having hemorrhoid issues.
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What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Ferris W – Nov 22, 2019
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Dr. McConnell is excellent,, I cannot express enough that she is top notch. My father is her patient, he had colon cancer, her care for him in all aspects has been exemplary. She is direct, kind and caring, she is available for her patients questions and concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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marie – Aug 22, 2019
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I arrived early to my appointment only to still have to wait nearly an hour before being roomed. Once I was roomed I still waited an additional 30 minutes alone in the room before Dr. McConnell came in to see me. She spent all of 15 in the room with me asking about my symptoms & doing a rectal exam before diagnosing me and leaving the room. She didn’t explain my diagnosis at all, but told me I needed to start an antibiotic, enema, and completely remove all dairy from my diet. She also scheduled me for a colonoscopy. I then spent another 20 minutes waiting to schedule the scope. I left feeling like I was not cared about as a person at all, but rather someone on a conveyer belt that she was just waiting to check off the list so she could move on to the next. To make matters worse, they didn’t even send my full prescription to the pharmacy. Even though I finally have SOME answers, I am so confused about what those answers actually mean & what my future looks like. So unimpressed and sad.
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M.S. – Jul 31, 2019
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I met Dr. McConnell early 2000's. I was young and scared with a pretty serious situation. I had limited time with my insurance, I called to see if they would take new patients. I thank God they were. They saw me immediately. She and her staff are so kind, compassionate and professional. I remember crying in her office and she telling me, it's ok ,we are going to take care of you. And that they did. I remained a patient until I moved out of state. I'm so blessed to have found her. A million stars
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jessica L in Phoenix , AZ – Mar 06, 2019
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Dr McConnell performed hemorrhoid surgery on me and did a great job. She is a direct and to the point Dr and I appreciate that about her. I would highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charles S in Phoenix , AZ – Nov 13, 2018
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Dr. McConnell has done my last three colonoscopies. Not only is she great at what she does, she answers all your questions. Her staff is great ! Very kind and puts you to ease! All my cousins use her (that is how I got started) and I recommend her all the time. #1 in my book.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan C. in PHOENIX, AZ – Jul 02, 2018
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Dr. McConnell was excellent, I had a surgery to fix a fissure a year prior that the initial surgeon botched. She took a long time to explain what my issues were to me, even drew me a diagram to show me. I had to have another surgery to correct the first one and I was very hesitant because I was out of work for 3 weeks the first time. She reassured I would only be out a few days and she was correct, My pain after this surgery was much less severe, its been 6 mos and I have not had any issues.
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Katheryn Ryan in Phoenix – Feb 15, 2018
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had surgery on 12-14-17 very pleased with the results healed up faster than I thought I would follow up on 12-21-17 and every thing was good .Her nurse Bonnie is great wish more were like her. overall pleased my only complaint is some of her staff needs to know her policies a little better got some double talk on payment options which she doesn't offer to cash paying patients and why things are sent to lab for testing. Besides that will use again if needed and would refer her to anyone .Larry
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Larry Dunas in phoenix az – Jan 07, 2018
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Horrible surgeon and very rude and arrogant. Refused to take care of her own complications
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Achieve Health for Life. Our Mission is to treat every patient as an individual, to recognize that the healthcare need of each patient is different and...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2000
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
1997
San Joaquin Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1993
San Joaquin Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Utah School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • "Top Doc" Phoenix, 2008
  • "Top Doc" Phoenix, 2007
  • "Top Doc" Phoenix, 2009
  • "Top Doc" Phoenix, 2012

Media & Publications

  • Mayo Gastrointestinal Surgery. Chapter 42: Rectal Cancer, 2003
  • Megacolon: Congenital and Acquired,, 2002
  • Comparative Urine Protein Phenotyping Using Mass Spectrometric Immunoassay, 2003
  • Population-based incidence of complicated diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon based on gender and age., 2003
  • Metastatic melanoma to the colon: Case series and review of the literature with outcome analysis., 2003
  • Atypical diverticular disease: surgical results., 2001
  • A designed glycoprotein analogue of Gc-MAF exhibits native-like phagocytic activity, 2006
  • Dendritic cell-tumor cell fusion and staphylococcal enterotoxin B treatment in a pancreatic tumor model., 2002
  • The Kocker pull: A quick, simple, and cosmetic method of opening the abdomen. ., 2002
  • Lymphoma creating colojejunal fistula: Case report and review of the literature., 2005
  • ErbB-beta-catenin complexes are associated with human infiltrating ductal breast and murine mammary tumor virus (MMTV)-Wnt-1 and MMTV-c-Neu transgenic carcinomas., 2002
  • Population based incidence of complicated diverticular disease based on age and gender. ., 2002
  • Depletion of activated Vbeta8+ T cells disrupts bispecific antibody directed antitumor immunity., 2004
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Dr. McConnell frequently treats Hemorrhoids, Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags, and Anal Fissure. See all procedures and conditions Dr. McConnell treats.

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Dr. McConnell's office is located at 20325 N 51st Ave Ste 102, Glendale, AZ 85308. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. McConnell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McConnell treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McConnell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McConnell performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McConnell performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Anal Fissure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. McConnell treats Anal Fissure more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McConnell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Dr. McConnell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Repair
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Anorectal Malformations
  • Anorectal Stricture
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonic Atresia
  • Colonic Diverticulosis
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Malakoplakia
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fissures
  • Fistula
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Ileus
  • Imperforate Anus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Internal Anal Sphincter Myopathy
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lynch Syndrome I
  • Lynch Syndrome II
  • Lynch Syndromes
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rectovaginal Repair
  • 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)
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy With Ileal-Anal J Pouch
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer Tumor Treatment
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stenting
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM)
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaccination
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wart Removal
  • YAG Laser Surgery

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Elizabeth J Mcconnell MD

Glendale Office20325 N 51st Ave Ste 102 Glendale, AZ 85308
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