Dr. Joel Porter, MD

Dr. Joel Porter, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Joel Porter, MD is a general surgery specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health in 1981 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

95 Arch St Ste 150

Akron, OH 44304

Contact Information

(330) 564-0728

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Porter performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Constipation
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Porter's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • 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*

21  Conditions Treated

19  Procedures

  • 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
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Akron City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Akron City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Porter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Porter's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Porter to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Porter's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I've been a patient since I moved to the area in 2004. I absolutely love him and appreciate how he answers my questions no matter what. He is very experienced and knowledgeable.
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We request, trust and recommend Dr. Porter for colonoscopies and surgeries. He was my husband's surgeon for his emergency colon surgery, Hartman procedure and reversal. Dr. Porter may not agree, but I say he saved my husband's life. Outstanding work, competent and confident. He tells it like it is,...more
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Dr. Porter is a great doctor.
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