Dr. Lawrence Stern, MD

Dr. Lawrence Stern, MD

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Age 49
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Dr. Lawrence Stern, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus in 1996 and specializes in colorectal surgery.Read his story

2710 Prosperity Ave Ste 200

Fairfax, VA 22031

Contact Information

(703) 280-2841

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Stern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Anal Disorders more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Abscess
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Abscess more than 93% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Stern performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy

Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Condyloma
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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

About Me

Incorporating the values and principles Fairfax Colon and Rectal Surgery was established with, we have developed the following organizational statements that guide the actions of every employee and practitioner in our practice:
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Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2004
Lahey Clinic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2003
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2000
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1996
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
1992
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
2004
2003
2000
1997
1996
1992

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.5

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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I was referred to Dr. Stern after cancer was found during a colonoscopy visit. He was very comforting yet honest about the whole process. His professionalism was greatly appreciated and I would recommend him to anyone who requires his services. My surgery went very well thanks to his work!
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Dr Stern is a great surgeon. He is extremely thorough and honest. I left my initial appointment less scared than before. My surgery went great too. I recommend him!! I would give him more stars, if I could.
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Very personable, explains exam and findings very clearly. Made me feel comfortable despite the uncomfortable situation
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Went to Dr. Stern to discuss setting up a colonoscopy as I was due for one and had moved to the area. Figured it would be a bit wasteful as I have done this before. I was wrong - his office had already tracked down my prior results and he went over prior findings - I had actually forgotten some of things. He explained what we would need to do and some of the risks I hadn't realized. He took far more time than I had anticipated. I felt very confident in him and his staff.
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Went in for a hemorrhoid banding and Dr Stern acted like I was an interruption that he didn't have time for. Didn't answer my questions or ask about my symptoms. His office called four times to move my appointment up by only 15 minutes then he kept me waiting beyond the original later time when there was no one else in the office. Very small office in Alexandria. Would never go back.
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I was having urinary tract infections and my doctors couldn’t figure out why. It had been going on for over 1 year. I was sent to Dr. Stern. He asked questions no one else had before and told me I had a fistula – a connection from my colon to my bladder – I couldn’t believe that was a real thing. He told me about a robotic surgery to fix it. I was scared but he helped calm me down. Surgery went perfectly. His team was awesome. Months later – no infections! Thanks to Dr. Stern and his team.
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I was having pain (in the rear) and was embarrassed. Dr. Stern put me at ease. He determined that I had a fissure. We discussed two options: surgery and medicine. He drew pictures to help me understand them. I opted for medicine, but it didn't work. I went forward with surgery; BEST decision I made. In a week my pain was gone. My friends were asking me why I was in such a good mood. I had no idea the pain was making me so miserable. Thank you Dr. Stern - you restored my health and HAPPINESS!!!
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Awful. I would not recommend Dr. Stern. He recommended surgery and said that I would not get better without surgery. I went to another doctor and he said that I didn't even have what Dr. Stern said that I had. This doctor said I did not need surgery. Beware of Dr. Stern. Go elsewhere.
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He is the best on colon surgery
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I recently had colon resection due to Diverticulitis. Dr. Stern did the surgery and he did an excellent job. He is a very skilled surgeon and he provided excellent aftercare. I have had no complications and am recovering well. I would highly recommend him.
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I just got done with my robotic surgery last August 1, 2018. I am on my wqy to full recovery. Excellent service and would recommend Dr. Stern should you need to have robotic surgery done.
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Excellent professional. Excellent people skills. Highly recommended for any type of rectal or colon issues.
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Dr.Stern is the Best Colon Rectal surgeon that you can have to fix your issues. I came to Dr. Stern last summer 2017 after a 2014 colon injury at another hospital. I was left with a colostomy for 3 years. I was told I could get a reversal but I wanted to make sure that I had the best doctor to perform this type of surgery for my purposes. I made an appointment with Dr. Stern. It was a long road but Dr Stern performed my reversal and I'm the best I've ever been thanks to Dr. Stern.
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A+ experience with Dr. Stern. Solid, professional MD, not very touchy-feely but definitely knows what he's doing. I needed two procedures and both went off w/o a hitch. I'm now problem free, after years of discomfort. His staff is efficient and handles insurance and other stuff well.
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I saw Dr. Stern for my hemorrhoids. My first impression with Dr. Stern was he's a skilled doctor. He is a kind of person who does not smile a lot that makes him look grouchy but it does not mean he is a bad guy. His bedside manner was good. When I saw him for the second time about my pain (not his fault), he showed me his caring and compassion . He did not let me wait for him long that was what I liked about him.
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Very satisfactory experience with Dr. Stern. Saw him for some bad hemorrhoids that had gotten progressively worse over the years. Quick non-surgical procedure, painless, well explained, and totally successful. Would definitely recommend.
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Abrasive with a poor bedside manner. Very much did not enjoy my interactions with him at all. Would not recommend him.
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Dr. Stern is awesome. Truly cares, two surgeries in two months and both went excellent thanks to Dr Stern’s expertise.
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DR. STERN. Is an awesome professional man and a great surgeon. . He helped me at the emergency room with my ceast. Thank you
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I had the privilege of being one of Dr.Stern's patients recently. He is very skilled and compassionate and made me feel like I was in very safe hands for my surgery. He was attentive to my questions and requests and my procedure was done successfully, and I feel like I've been reborn thanks to Dr. Stern's expertise and his wonderful team.
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Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery

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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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