Dr. Elizabeth McConnell, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 58
  
Dr. McConnell
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McConnell Colorectal Center

6245 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Dr. Elizabeth McConnell, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Utah School Of Medicine medical school in 1992. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Central Campus. She is accepting new patients and has not yet indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McConnell to book an appointment.


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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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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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Dec 25, 2017
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Considering the reason I went I had a great experience with Dr McConnell and her staff. My appt was on time, quick, she explained everything to me. Very little discomfort. And the issue was resolved . I would go again and recommend her.
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Glendale, AZ – Jul 19, 2017
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Everybody extremely helpful from making an appointment to the surgery. I would highly recommend her.
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Maryanne in Glendale, AZ – Mar 31, 2017
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Dr. McConnell is the BEST doctor in the world ! I love her and she is my lifesaver. She managed to be your friend and your doctor . She is very friendly. I love her smile . She is very helpful , very well educated, very smart, very intelligent and very professional . After each visit I feel refreshed . She is an amazing person. I wish every doctor to be like her. She cares and she makes me feel special . I am so glad that I have her as my best doctor. She has a special place in my heart ! MP
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MP in Glendale, AZ – Jan 30, 2017
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I've had constipation problems my entire life and was taking Linzess for it (with less than ideal results). Dr. McConnell recommended hemorrhoid and rectal surgery to resolve the problem. The surgery was very successful and I've been able to happily stop using the Linzess. I also had Dr. McConnell do my colonoscopy this year and would highly recommend her. The office staff is very personable and professional. All around, McConnell Colorectal is a top notch facility!
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Joe B in Chandler, AZ – Oct 31, 2016
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Competent treatment, but unhelpful and inconsiderate billing practices. I received no warning that the anesthesiologist for my colonoscopy was out-of-network, so I got stuck with a $300 bill out of the blue. It would not have been difficult for McConnell's office to have let me know this in advance. They had all of my insurance information, and they are the ones who hired the anesthesiologist, not me. Instead, all of this remained a mystery until I got the bill.
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SCP in Phoenix, AZ – Jul 09, 2016
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Professional, listened and didn't feel rushed. Excellent job with surgery with zero complications.
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Phoenix, AZ – Jul 06, 2016
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Dr McConnell was wonderful. She did a very good exam, listened, explained my condition, and answered all of my questions. I felt very comfortable talking with her and never felt rushed. She is #1 on my personal Top Doc list.
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Susan M in Waddell, az – Jul 01, 2016
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!!! Did a surgery on me that should not have been done, actually made my problem so much worse. Ruined my life. I am suffeting terribly. Left me to almost die, took no responsible for what she did, & could care less. I really do not know how she sleeps at night after treating a patient in such an outrageous manner. Leaving me with so many complication. It is just terrible. A person like this does not deserve to treat a patient, she us dangerous.
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Phoenix, AZ – May 29, 2016
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I had rectalplasty with Dr McConnel a couple years ago. She was on top of it and did a amazing job. It's a rough process but She was very ahead of it to make sure I was comfortable and healed properly. I highly recommend this Dr for your loved ones!!!!
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Jennie Mercer in Glendale Arizona – Mar 22, 2016
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This is Dr. McConnell Responding to the 02/13/16 Review Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with Dr. McConnell and our practice. It is very special to us to hear from our patients, and we appreciate your efforts in sharing your kind review. We are grateful to you for trusting your care to our practice and wish you good health.
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Elizabeth McConnell – Mar 05, 2016
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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 quality of life is as important as quantity of life. We wish to provide healthcare and limit time ...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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

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Media & Publications

  • Megacolon: Congenital and Acquired,, 2002
  • Mayo Gastrointestinal Surgery. Chapter 42: Rectal Cancer, 2003
  • Dendritic cell-tumor cell fusion and staphylococcal enterotoxin B treatment in a pancreatic tumor model., 2002
  • Lymphoma creating colojejunal fistula: Case report and review of the literature., 2005
  • 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
  • Atypical diverticular disease: surgical results., 2001
  • Depletion of activated Vbeta8+ T cells disrupts bispecific antibody directed antitumor immunity., 2004
  • Population based incidence of complicated diverticular disease based on age and gender. ., 2002
  • 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

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Locations

McConnell Colorectal Center

Phoenix Office6245 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85016
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 6:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 6:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 6:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 6:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 6:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sat: 7:00am - 12:00pm
    • Sun: closed
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Elizabeth J Mcconnell MD

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

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Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Glendale, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Abrazo Central Campus

Phoenix, AZ

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

Glendale, AZ

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)

Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)