Dr. Joseph Cali, MD

Dr. Joseph Cali, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 56
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Dr. Joseph Cali, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Creighton University School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

915 Gessner Rd Ste 600

Houston, TX 77024

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 93% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Cali'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.

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*

23  Conditions Treated

28  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Texas Houston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cali has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cali's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cali to family and friends
30 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (27)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Cali's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Cali is one of those rare physicians who deeply cares for the patient as an individual and not as a statistic or just another case. If there was one person you can trust to do everything possible with absolute knowledge and expertise, Dr. Cali is it.
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Dr. Cali and his staff gave excellent care to my mother with her bowel obstruction. She was seen and surgery scheduled quickly. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing surgery in this field. He put my mother at ease and explained everything in detail. We never felt rushed and felt like when...more
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Highly recommend. Put me at ease at a very stressful time concerning my pending colon-rectal surgery. All staff/nurses/hospital personnel were great.
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I have suffered from Crohn's disease for 29 years. I'm happy to say that after surgery, I no longer have any symptoms. Dr. Cali and his staff are phenomenal!
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Dr. Cali is an EXCELLENT surgeon but also an EXCELLENT human being. He has a smile that will capture your heart while he is saving your life. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Cali for his care and concern during colon cancer. When you are at your lowest point, it is reassuring to have a doctor...more
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