Dr. Heidi Chua, MD

Dr. Heidi Chua, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
49 y/o

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Dr. Heidi Chua, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Rochester, MN and has been practicing for 24 years. She specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

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200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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more than 99% of peers
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more than 99% of peers
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more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

29  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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  • University Of Missouri School Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Heidi Chua, MD
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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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...Read More
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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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