Dr. Ira Tannebaum, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 74

  
Dr. Tannebaum

Tannenbaum and Williams MDs

1145 19th St Nw Ste 313 Washington, DC 20036

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(202) 466-5837

Dr. Ira Tannebaum, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 1968 and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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  • Practices at top hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Friendly staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. Tannebaum's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Dr. Tannebaum performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Tannebaum performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tannebaum performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 61% of his peers

Dr. Tannebaum performs this procedure more than 61% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Tannebaum treats Abdominal Disorders more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Tannebaum treats this condition more than 52% of his peers

Dr. Tannebaum's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Tannebaum's Reviews

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I went to the trouble of an appointment with Tannebaum. He did do an exam, but he's a man of few words. I waited for him in the treatment room longer than the few minutes he saw me. He referred me to another MD who, per internet site, looks like he just graduated high school. Like Tannebaum, my age is early 70's. He hands me over to a MD who could be my grandson. If Tannebaum no longer practices, why is he taking patients?? My condition will go untreated and his bill will go unpaid,
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Dr. Tannebaum was brusque, quick and did not really take the time to answer my questions. However, his medical advise wasn't unsound so far as I could tell, and he wasn't horrible. I am seeking second opinion however.
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I was referred to Dr. Tannenbaum by my primary care doctor to remove my gallbladder. First visit lasted 5min, we scheduled day and time of surgery. Day of surgery talked with doctor 2min. Surgery went very well, very, very happy with him and my healing time was amazingly quick. However, he is NOT a talker, does not give you a lot of warm fuzzy feelings before or after surgery. Not rude but not talkative at all. But the most important thing that really mattered to me was the surgery went well
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ira Tannebaum, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College in 1968 and specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1985
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1973
Thomas Jefferson U Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1970
Albert Einstein Coll Med
Residency Hospital
1969
New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
Internship Hospital
1968
Thomas Jefferson U, Medical College
Medical School

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Holy Cross Hospital

Silver Spring, MD

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower 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)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)