Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD

Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 50
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Fairfax, VA. She is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read her story

2710 Prosperity Ave Ste 200

Fairfax, VA 22031

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 96% of peers
Colectomy
high
more than 83% of peers
Hemorrhoids
high
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Dougherty's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dougherty "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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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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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
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Miami University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Medical College of Ohio
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Medical College of Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Medical College of Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dougherty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dougherty's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dougherty to family and friends
4.4
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Dougherty's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (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 accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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
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Hospitals where Dr. Dougherty has admitting privileges

Inova Fairfax Hospital
3300 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Inova Loudoun Hospital
44045 Riverside Pkwy
Leesburg, VA 20176
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Inova Alexandria Hospital
4320 Seminary Rd
Alexandria, VA 22304
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Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033
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