Dr. Jennifer Rea, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 42

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Rea, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Lexington, KY. She is affiliated with Saint Joseph Hospital, winner of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. She is also affiliated with Baptist Health Lexington. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Jennifer Rea, MD

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(859) 278-6031

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Rea's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Dr. Rea treats Constipation more than 99% of her peers

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

Anal or Rectal Pain
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Dr. Rea treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 99% of her peers

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

Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rea treats Hemorrhoids more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Rea treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Rea's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • 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
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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(859) 278-6031

Dr. Rea accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Baptist Health Services Group
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
WellCare

Dr. Rea's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Rea

4.4

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Rea is very kind and takes the time with her patients to listen and offer treatment plans. I appreciate her good bedside manner.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Jbaltenb – Jan 16, 2021
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I’ll be honest… After reading reviews, I was skeptical about going to see Dr. Rea. One thing I wanted to say is that she listened to what I had to say. As an older woman. I know my body. I know what’s normal and what’s not. She pulled up her stool and we had an actual conversation about what was going on. I got in quickly to get the colonoscopy. Again, before the procedure, we talked. Her staff members were very personable and friendly. Waiting on pathology results now...we’ll see how things go with follow-up once the results come in Thank you.
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
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Lisa M. – Sep 08, 2020
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Introduced herself; Caring, knowledgeable, personable; described all she was about to do
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
1 person found this helpful
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Nance2468 – Feb 04, 2020
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Great surgeon so far who did a fairly complicated surgery. Six weeks post op exam showed success. Golden hands, high skills, compassionate bedside manner, sharp as a tack, and always a big reassuring smile on this competent professional.
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
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Jerome – Jan 21, 2020
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I have been twice. She is nice. However, the office is managed poorly. Both times, she was 90 minutes behind and spent about 75 seconds with me. The second time, I was her last patient and everyone was wanting to go home. I was in the exam room for about two hours (I fell asleep under the bright light). It was about 6 p.m. upon leaving for my 3:30 p.m appointment. She was in the room for less than two minutes.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
4 people found this helpful
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Alex – Sep 04, 2019
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I could not be more pleased with my experience with Dr Rea and the staff of CSGA. Dr. Rea was attentive and took time to listen to my problem. She explained the situation, and we scheduled surgery. Again, the staff from scheduling to surgery and post operative were excellent! The results of my surgery are better than I hoped for and as I told one of the staff there today, "I wish I could hug everyone here". I highly recommend Dr. Rea.
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Steve Ryker – Jul 10, 2019
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She did surgery on my wife in September , after care was pathetic leading her for excessive antibiotics and no empathy for a patient. We have to change a surgeon in another facility and her surgery wound got cured after 4 months which she ruled out to be cured in Nov. She used wrong technique and incision was at wrong place leading to long recovery, due to trauma my wife is suffering now for fissher which she ignored in late October and got chronic. Suffering continues with no follow ups.
What went well
No results
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
4 people found this helpful
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KY – Feb 04, 2019
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Dr. Rea, Preformed a Colectomy on me that was a very complicated case. It went extremely well. I couldn't have ask for a better health care provider. In my history of the physicians that I have dealt with in the past, she is the one that I would recommend for anyone that may have serious issues. I was never nervous with Dr. Rea. I completely trust her opinion and recommendations. Dr Rea even found issues that my family Physicians hadn't found in my lab work. Wow!! She is Awesome.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Sharon Privett in Pine Knot, Ky – Mar 22, 2018
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Dr Rhea was amazing! I was having severe pain and rectal bleeding. I was really scared something was really wrong. She was so kind and knowledgeable. She put me at ease and let me know she could help me .She did rubber band ligation on my hemmoroids and was so gentle and efficient. She took a very embarrassing situation and treated me with dignity and kindness. I had two treatments and now feel better than ever. I am eternally grateful for her care and would highly recommend her.
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
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Tara – Jan 16, 2018
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Dr. Rea is very compassionate, professional and knowledgable. I had my very first colonoscopy this morning. I was very nervous. Not only did Dr Rea prepare me for what to expect, I can honestly say she has some of the most compassionate team members I have ever met (Katie and Lynn, If memory serves me correctly). I can't say enough about Dr Rea and her excellent team. I highly recommend them!!
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
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Sandra Stokley in Lexington, KY – Jul 15, 2017
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Dr Rea is wonderful! She is very caring and attentive to her patient's needs and desires. The office is clean and the staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend her!!
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
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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kristen in Lexington, KY – Jul 01, 2017
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I was EXTREMELY apprehensive about seeing a doctor for such an embarrassing thing as rectal pain. I finally gave in due to the severity. Dr. Rea and her staff were extremely welcoming and I was put at ease the minute I walked in. It's only been 3 days since I saw her and I'm feeling so much better it's amazing. Do not put off seeing her if you are in pain, go as soon as you can get an appointment. I spent nearly 2 months in agonizing pain because I was too scared and embarrassed to get help.
What went well
  • 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
4 people found this helpful
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Amy in Frankfort, KY – May 26, 2017
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From the time I walked in to the time I left they were extremely nice and professional. Would most definitely recommend.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Lexington, KY – Apr 24, 2017
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Dr. Rea is a wonderful doctor and I appreciate her honesty and humor. She helped ease my concerns as I was a nervous wreck before my surgery. Would highly recommend.
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
  • Long wait times
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Lexington, KY – Apr 07, 2017
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Dr. Rea is Avery kind, caring, compassionate, & professional physician. She was excellent with my colonoscopy. She recently also listened and help guide me through another medical problem. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Glo in Lexington, KY – Mar 27, 2017
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Dr. Rea has an excellent bed side manner and was very informative and kind. Her staff was amazing and I was seen in a very timely manner. Overall, my experience with Dr. Rea and her staff was a very pleasant experience. I would recommend her to anyone for their colorectal needs.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Bunny in Lexington, KY – Mar 15, 2017
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Dr. Rea was great with me! She understood my anxiety and really listened to me. I have never had another doctor actually sit down and truly listen to what was going on with me. After my first appt., I walked out of their office truly feeling heard. She really cared about me!! It has been a long road with my disease but, having her in my corner has not only given me the strength to fight, but given me the best treatment plan that fits for me personally.
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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Lexington, KY – Mar 15, 2017
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Dr. Rea is compassionate and thorough, and her expertise in colorectal surgery gives me confidence in her to manage my health with my extensive family history of both colon and rectal cancer. She did my last colonoscopy, which was as pleasant as it could possibly be, and then spoke with my husband in terms he understood. She is welcome to questions and spends as much time as needed answering them.
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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Shannon in Lexington, KY – Mar 15, 2017
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Dr. Rea is an excellent surgeon!!! She is very compassionate and listens to us!!! She saved my mother's life and my family will never see another doc!!!!
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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Lexington, KY – Mar 15, 2017
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I was treated terrible . The pain was devastating every fear I had came true . her zero compassion during a colonoscopy was horrifying . as I screamed and begged 2 stop . She said things like Oh lots of people do this with no medication and your screaming is not helping . A botched Iv and my arm was on fire as they injected medication into my arm muscle instead of my vein ..They kept on going . Knowing I was having this procedure due to my severe Diverticulistis Please Beware .
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
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
5 people found this helpful
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The question, "why would someone ever go into this field?" comes up quite a bit in my office. The answer comes so easily for me. I get to practice the...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2007
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Internship Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Jennifer Rea, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Rea frequently treats Constipation, Anal or Rectal Pain, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rea treats.

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Dr. Rea's office is located at 2620 Wilhite Dr, Lexington, KY 40503. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Health Lexington

Lexington, KY

88% Patients that would definitely recommend, 18% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Saint Joseph Hospital

Lexington, KY

64% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% lower than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)