Dr. Lawrence Stern, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Stern
Accepting new patients

Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery

2710 Prosperity Ave Fairfax, VA 22031

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(703) 280-2841

Dr. Lawrence Stern, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Fairfax, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stern to book an appointment.


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Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

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KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Option I-VA
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Silver-VA PPO
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Dr. Stern's Top Procedures and Conditions

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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

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I thought I was having a hemorrhoid problem and was in so much pain. After nearly a week I couldnt make it into work. I called Dr Sterns office and they got me in fast. It turns out it was an abscess not a hemorrhoid. He numbed the area and opened it up right in the exam room. OMG - the pain was gone in like 1 minute. I could finally sit down again. He warned me that I could develop some weird connection but on my checkup it was all healed. His entire office staff was awesome - the front desk got me in fast and his nurse Nancy was really nice. I will never wait a week if I get pain again. Thanks!!!
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J from Fairfax – May 16, 2020
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The worst dr. I have ever been to, he did a colon resection, told my husband it had been done "Laparaoscopic" but it hadn't. I understand it probably wasn't possible but why didn't he just say so. BUT the worst was he just never cared about me even before surgery.
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Patricia Kasna – May 05, 2020
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My father was in the middle of a colon cancer work-up with Dr. Stern and then .... Coronavirus... we were not sure what to do. My father is at high risk and we were scared to bring him to the office to discuss surgery. No problem - Dr. Stern's office set up a "virtual" visit. It was simple - they emailed us a link, we clicked on it and then the program opened up. There was literally no wait - we signed into the waiting area and within seconds Dr. Stern was on the screen. It was easier than checking in at the "real" office. Dr. Stern spent more time talking with us than any doctor I have ever been to before. At the end, we had a plan and we felt we were in good hands. With all the fear about leaving home, I have many friends who won't even contact a doctor despite having serious problems - CALL - they have other ways for you to reach a doctor/surgeon.
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JP – Apr 12, 2020
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Dr. Stern is very calm and to-the-point, explains conditions carefully, and is good at reassuring patients at outcomes and what to expect of any procedures. Colorectal conditions are typically very uncomfortable—Dr. Stern put me at ease with understanding my condition and treatment plan. Side note: Nurses and staff at the locations are always kind, excellent listeners and highly professional.
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Feb 11, 2020
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Very professional. Very helpful. Seems like we got the needed Information for a diagnosis and treatment plan very quickly! Also my wait was only about 3 minutes even though I arrived early.
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Feb 05, 2020
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I like it.It was remarkable.
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The team. – Jan 22, 2020
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Dr. Stern is great. He described the intended surgery with great detail and also the follow ups after surgery. Very professional in every way. I highly recommend him.
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Jerry – Jan 20, 2020
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Great experience for colon cancer surgery with Dr Stern. Knowledgeable, professional, and empathetic. His use of a robotic-assisted procedure allowed me to be discharged 48 hrs after surgery. I'd recommend him to family and friends.
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Nov 07, 2019
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Have seen Dr. Stern numerous times and he has been patient, kind and knowledgeable, explaining options and procedures and what to expect. Highly recommended!
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Sep 12, 2019
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Very fortunate to have found Dr. Stern. He was thorough in explaing my condition and procedure, open to all and replied comprehensively to my questions, attentive to detail, insured timely attention and treatment of my issue and had a great bedside manner. My surgery took hours and he insured my family was kept fully informed during the procedure. If I ever need another similar procedure, he would be the first doctor I would call. Highly recommended.
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George S – Sep 05, 2019
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Dr Stern was exceedingly patient with all of my concerns related to my treatment for an abscess. The follow up care was great.
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Aug 17, 2019
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Excellent doctor, understanding and caring, explains things really well and let’s you know what the best thing to do in order to cure you. I highly recomiendo him! Super great Doctor!
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Tirza – Jul 28, 2019
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Dr. Stern and his staff at the Alexandria location were super-nice, wow. This was my first appointment for this type of an issue, so I was very uncomfortable. Everyone was very pleasant and Dr. Stern was especially kind and sensitive, excellent "bedside manner" for sure. I would definitely recommend Dr. Stern. The Alexandria location was great, I got there early, filled out the ipad type of sign in process (a whole lot easier than paper) they took me right away and Dr. Stern saw me right away, I was actually out of the office before my originally scheduled appointment time.
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Woodbridge, VA – Jun 13, 2019
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The Dr was very prompt professional and empathetic to my issue. I appreciate his frankness and the manner in which he goes about his profession.
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May 24, 2019
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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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May 02, 2019
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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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Mar 30, 2019
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Very personable, explains exam and findings very clearly. Made me feel comfortable despite the uncomfortable situation
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Mar 21, 2019
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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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D in Herndon, VA – Feb 25, 2019
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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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PKC in Washington , DC – Feb 20, 2019
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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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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 Hosp University Cincinnati
Internship Hospital
1992
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery

Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery2710 Prosperity Ave Fairfax, VA 22031
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  • Hours
    • 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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Affiliated Hospitals

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Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)