Dr. Heidi Chua, MD

Dr. Heidi Chua, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
50 y/o
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Dr. Heidi Chua, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 25 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

Mayo Clinic

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Chua's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

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

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Chua treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

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
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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 colon & rectal surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 25 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1994
University Of Missouri School Of Med
Medical School
1994

Awards

Dr. Chua's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chua

2.5

Based on 8 reviews

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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...Read More
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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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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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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...Read More
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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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