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Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 78

  
Dr. Hughes

J Preston Hughes, MD

1250 E 3900 S, STE 320 Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD is a general surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.


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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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 ??
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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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Biography

Dr. Joseph Hughes, MD is a general surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1975
Ochsner Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1973
Alton Ochsner Med Fdn
Residency Hospital
1972
L D S Hospital
Residency Hospital
1970
L D S Hospital
Internship Hospital
1969
University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical School

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(801) 266-1409

Dr. Hughes accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Hughes' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal Fissure
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Anal Fissure more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Anal Disorders
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes treats Anal Disorders more than 76% of his peers

Dr. Hughes treats this condition more than 76% of his peers

Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hughes performs Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal more than 30% of his peers

Dr. Hughes performs this procedure more than 30% of his peers

Dr. Hughes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis