Dr. Heidi Chua, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 51

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Heidi Chua, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Missouri School Of Med medical school in 1994. She is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chua to book an appointment.


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Mayo Clinic

Rochester Cancer200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Rochester - Cancer200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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I was badly misdiagnosed and near death at a Twin Cities hospital. I was taken to Mayo by ambulance and examined by a team of doctors including the head of the colo-rectal surgery department. I had emergency surgery lead by Dr. Chua who, in no uncertain terms, saved my life. Due to the malpractice at the previous hospital, my recovery was long and painful. Dr. Chua stayed with me the entire time I was there. I suspect she gets the toughest, most complicated cases. I am alive thanks to her.
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Burnsville, MN – Feb 20, 2018
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Not helpful and was more concerned with entertaining other traveling physicians that with assisting the patient. She’s disappointing. You can definitely do better.
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Feb 09, 2018
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Dr. Chua did both my initial colectomy and my take-down surgery. I have been completely satisfied with the results and have been healthy with no issues for 5 years.
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Dan Wenstrom in Randolph, MN – Sep 12, 2017
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AVOID LIKE the PLAGUE!!! I had complication after complication after complication; almost died, was malnourished due her refusal to provide nutrition, endured sternum to pelvic mid-line incisions x 2 leaving me with multiple hernias, both surgeries (colon resection and ilieostomy take down) she actually performed ended up requiring someone else to fix after every 4-5 days in ER with partial small bowel obstructions!
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Dawn Grail in Bel Air – Feb 11, 2017
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Never. She did the worst surgery ever. It got infected and it seperated and sunk in. Her and mayo clinic never once called checked in on me. They got all er reports. Were well aware of what happened. Don't use this dr ever.
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Lara zinsky in Genoa City, WI – May 26, 2016
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Dr. Chua's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Colectomy
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua performs Colectomy more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Chua performs this procedure more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Chua performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 94% of her peers

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

Dr. Chua'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
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • 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
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Heidi Chua, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Missouri School Of Med medical school in 1994. She is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hosp...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1994
University Of Missouri School Of Med
Medical School

Awards

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Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus

Rochester, MN

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)