Dr. Heidi Chua, MD

Dr. Heidi Chua, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 52

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(507) 405-0046

Dr. Heidi Chua, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mayo Clinic - Rochester and Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys 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 - Minnesota

Rochester - Cancer200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Chua's Reviews

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She explained the procedure and all outcomes in detail. My surgery was successful with no complications. I would definitely recommend her for rectopexy surgery.
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
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Oct 14, 2020
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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Burnsville, MN – Feb 20, 2018
Not helpful and was more concerned with entertaining other traveling physicians that with assisting the patient. She’s disappointing. You can definitely do better.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Feb 09, 2018
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.
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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No results
4 people found this helpful
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Dan Wenstrom in Randolph, MN – Sep 12, 2017
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
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.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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Lara zinsky in Genoa City, WI – May 26, 2016

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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
Pelvic Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua treats Pelvic Abscess more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Chua treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Sphincterotomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chua performs Sphincterotomy more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Chua performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Chua's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Leukemia
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendicitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hematologic Problems
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Heidi Chua, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mayo Clinic - Rochester and Mayo Clinic...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Heidi Chua, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (507) 405-0046.

Does Dr. Heidi Chua, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chua has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Heidi Chua, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Heidi Chua, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chua frequently treats Colectomy, Pelvic Abscess, and Sphincterotomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chua treats.

Where is Dr. Heidi Chua, MD's office located?

Dr. Chua's office is located at 200 1st St Sw, Rochester, MN 55905. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mayo Clinic - Rochester

Rochester, MN

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Rochester, MN

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

41 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)