Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD
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Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery | Female

Biography

I wanted to be a physician for as long as I can remember, and my mother's closest friend, who is a nurse, encouraged me. As one of the few female colon and rectal surgeons in the country, I bring a unique perspective that may help some patients, both male and female alike, more openly discuss their symptoms and concerns.

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    Dr. Dougherty's Reviews

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    based on 14 total surveys (5 with reviews)
    Dr. Dougherty's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
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    • Explains condition(s) well
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    • Answers Questions
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    • Time well spent
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (5)
    in Sterling VA |
    I was diagnose with acute diverticulitis and scheduled a surgery with Dr. Dougherty. Prior to the scheduled date I checked into the emergency room with 100% blockage. Dr Dougherty preformed surgery the same day. Three months later after healing was able to preform a reversal. Through the use of laparoscopy I was able to recover quickly, walking the same day as surgery and checking out of the hospital two days after surgery. Needless to say I am very happy with the results. Thank you Lynda!
    in Annandale, VA |
    Dr. Dougherty is the best doctor. I'd seen other doctors before visiting her office, as a third option. Other doctors told me I would need surgery. The first time I saw Dr. Daougherty, she described a medicine and this medicine healed me 2 days after. I was completely heal when I came to the follow up appointment. Thank you Dr. Dougherty, you are God send!
    in Centerville Va |
    Simply she's excellent. I was in lots of pain with fistula. She did my surgery and I was fully cured. She is so nice and humble. She to extra care of me. I'm very grateful to her.
    in Arlington, VA |
    She is the most caring and competent Physcian. I have had the honor to work with her and her patients as well as have her treat me and a family member . She is kind and a class act Physcian .
    Fairfax, VA |
    Dr. Dougherty brought me through a very difficult surgery to remove a portion of my colon damaged by diverticulitis. Through her skill and dedication I am now completely recovered. I have the utmost confidence in her.
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    Dr. Dougherty says...

    I wanted to be a physician for as long as I can remember, and my mother's closest friend, who is a nurse, encouraged me. As one of the few female colon and rectal surgeons in the country, I bring a unique perspective that may help some patients, both male and female alike, more openly discuss their symptoms and concerns.

    Dr. Dougherty's 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
    •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abscess
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anal Fistula
    • Anal Prolapse
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal or Rectal Pain
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Colon Disorders
    • Colon Polyp
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Condyloma
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Meckel's Diverticulum
    • Pilonidal Cyst
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis

    Education

    • Medical School
      Medical College of Ohio

      Graduated in 1993

    • Internship Hospital
      Medical College of Ohio

      Completed in 1994

    • Residency Hospital
      Medical College of Ohio

      Completed in 1998

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Cleveland Clinic Foundation

      Completed in 1999

    • Undergraduate School
      Miami University

      Graduated in 1989

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
    • Colectomy
    • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
    • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • 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)
    • Sphincterotomy