Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD

Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Lynda Dougherty, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 20 years. She graduated from Medical College of Ohio in 1993 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.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)
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Dougherty's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dougherty treats Hemorrhoids more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Dougherty treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Anal Disorders
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Dr. Dougherty treats Anal Disorders more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Dougherty treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dougherty treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Dougherty treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Dougherty'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
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Condyloma
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

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."

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

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Dr. Dougherty's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dougherty

4.4

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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.
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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 .
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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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Locations

Fairfax Colon & Rectal Surgery

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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
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Meritain Health
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