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Dr. Jennifer Rea, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Female · Age 39

Dr. Rea

Colorectal Surgical & Gastroenterology Associates

2620 Wilhite Dr Lexington, KY 40503

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Dr. Jennifer Rea, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Lexington, KY and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans in 2006 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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Dr. Rea accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Rea's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal or Rectal Pain
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Dr. Rea treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rea treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Constipation
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Dr. Rea treats Constipation more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rea treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rea performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rea performs this procedure more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Rea'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
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Rea's Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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!!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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About Me

Biography

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 most exciting medicine and surgical procedures that I was exposed to in training. I could not imagi...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2013
Oschner Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Oregon Health and Science University
Residency Hospital
2007
University Of Virginia / Main Campus
Internship Hospital
2006
La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Medical School
2002
Louisiana State Univeristy
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2007
2006
2002

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

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