Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD


Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Wasatch Endoscopy Center 1220 E 3900 S Ste 1B Salt Lake City, UT 84124 Get Directions
Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD

Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 75 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Dr. Hughes is affiliated with Intermountain Medical Center and St. Mark's Hospital.

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Dr. Hughes' Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Provo UT |
Many years ago, Dr. Hughes performed an ileoanal anastomosis for me. At the time, I was literally bleeding to death internally. Without hesitation, he performed a miracle surgery that not only saved my life, but allowed me to raise my four children. I love this doctor - he is a perfectionist in his work, personable to all, upbeat and positive.
Provo, UT |
Dr. Hughes saved my life 27 years ago through major surgery. He is an amazing, thorough, genius, and fun-loving doctor! He was the only doctor that would take my case - he performed miraculous surgery and I am still alive today. He also saved my neighbor's life through major surgery. He is the most wonderful doctor I have known. Thank you!
in Sandy utah |
Paid dr Hughes billing office over the phone with a debit card on August 19th, received confirmation number; to my surprise my bank account showed they debited the payment a few days ago (November 3rd). Don't go to this doctor as they have awful billing systems and didn't have the decency to call the affected patients to advise of the prolonged and sudden debit from their bank accounts, unfortunately in my case blindsiding my finances during an already troubling financial hardship.
in South Jordan, UT |
Just met the man and he is wonderful. He was able to see me the same day I called their office on a day he was not regularly seeing patients. He was able to get me into surgery the next day (tomorrow) which is way beyond expectations. Dr Hughes and is staff bent over backwards to help at a time I really needed it. Dr Hughes even came out to the waiting room just to say hello and chat with my wife. Maybe it's because he comes from an older generation but its extremely refreshing. Faith restored.
Dr Hughes is so amazing and so caring. He doesn't judge about the issue you have and goes the extra mile to resolve it and make you happy. I felt so comfortable and felt right at home. I truly appreciate everything I can't thank him enough. He is the most nice sweetest guy you will ever meet. Thank you so much for all your hardwork ??
in West Valley City, UT |
He is the sweetest, kindest, most endearing doctor and person ever. I trust him implicitly. My family has all gone to him and feel the same way about him. He is so good at what he does. It is wonderful to be able to go to him for something as intimidating and nerve wracking as a colonoscopy and come away feeling good. He even gives out his poetry book to his patients, and helps staff with anything he sees that might help them. He even gives out snacks when you leave!
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Dr. Hughes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Utah not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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

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    Board Actions

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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1969

  • Internship Hospital
    L D S Hospital

    Completed in 1970

  • Residency Hospital
    Alton Ochsner Med Fdn

    Completed in 1973

    L D S Hospital

    Completed in 1972

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Ochsner Medical Center

    Completed in 1975

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy