Dr. Garnet Blatchford, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 64

Dr. Blatchford
Accepting new patients

Methodist Physicians Clinic

9850 Nicholas St Ste 100 Omaha, NE 68114

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(402) 343-1122

Dr. Garnet Blatchford, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Nebraska / College of Medicine medical school in 1983. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bellevue Medical Center and CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Blatchford to book an appointment.

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Dr. Blatchford's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatchford performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Blatchford performs this procedure more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Hemorrhoids
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatchford treats Hemorrhoids more than 84% of her peers

Dr. Blatchford treats this condition more than 84% of her peers

Anal Fissure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blatchford treats Anal Fissure more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Blatchford treats this condition more than 76% of her peers

Dr. Blatchford's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bowel Resection
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Condyloma
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pruritus Ani
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Bowel Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Managed Care
MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Blatchford's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blatchford

3.7

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(14)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(6)
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What went well
  • Office environment (17)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Listened & answered questions (14)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
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I saw Dr Blatchford after being a patient of Dr. Thorsen who retired. After having two hemorrhoids banded (which did not work, no fault of hers), she didn’t really offer me any education and was kind of rough in her technique. But what I realized after seeing another physician was that even the exam table in her office did not allow a thorough exam. I was disappointed in her bedside manner, and sought a second opinion. I received a very thorough exam and questioning about my symptoms from my new doctor, plus a bowel protocol in writing which has helped immensely. Dr. Blatchford never gave me any education nor asked me about the amount of bleeding I had. (I had a transfusion). Much more confident in my new physician. He explained the need for surgery which I have scheduled.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Oct 18, 2020
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4th time Colonoscopy
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Dr. Blatchford was great, she came to see me before and after Surgery. wonderful bed side manner.
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I waited over a month to get in to see Dr. Blatchford and our entire visit lasted 5 minutes before she sent me on my way stating, “I will not touch you. And if you find a doctor that will then you will regret it.” She gave me no options besides to refer me to someone out in council bluffs. Her bedside manner was awful and she left me feeling hopeless. Unless you have a life threatening illness, I doubt she is the doctor for you. Helping women, or any human in discomfort without serious consequen
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Jennifer in Omaha, NE – Jan 19, 2019
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Dr Blatchford visited me in my room before the procedure, and throughout the process. She was extremely knowledgeable, has a wonderful bedside manner, and is efficient and caring. I highly recommend her as a doctor.
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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About Me

Biography

Dr. Garnet Blatchford, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Omaha, NE and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Creighton University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Creighton University
Residency Hospital
1988
University Nebr Med Center
Residency Hospital
1983
University of Nebraska / College of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. Garnet Blatchford, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Blatchford frequently treats Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags, Hemorrhoids, and Anal Fissure. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Blatchford treats.

Where is Dr. Garnet Blatchford, MD's office located?

Dr. Blatchford's office is located at 9850 Nicholas St Ste 100, Omaha, NE 68114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Methodist Physicians Clinic

Methodist Physicians Clinic - Colon and Rectal Surgery9850 Nicholas St Ste 100 Omaha, NE 68114
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Blatchford is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bellevue Medical Center

Bellevue, NE

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy

Omaha, NE

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Chi Health Immanuel

Omaha, NE

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Chi Health Lakeside

Omaha, NE

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

6 Awards Received

Chi Health Midlands

Papillion, NE

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Children's Hospital and Medical Center

Omaha, NE

Methodist Hospital

Omaha, NE

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

The Nebraska Medical Center

Omaha, NE

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received