Dr. Paul Savoca, MD

Dr. Paul Savoca, MD

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Colorectal Surgery  ·  
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60 y/o
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Dr. Paul Savoca, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Fairfax, VA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Virginia Surgery Associates

3620 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 406

Fairfax, VA 22033
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • MultiPlan

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Savoca's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Savoca performs Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Savoca performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Savoca performs Colectomy more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Savoca performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Savoca 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

Dr. Savoca's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

I wanted to be a surgeon because I have always wanted to work in a fast-paced, intellectually challenging environment. Caring for patients and performing surgery meets that desire. My career as a surgeon has given me great perspective on life and I w...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1992
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Yale University
Residency Hospital
1986
Yale University
Internship Hospital
1985
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School
1980
SUNY
Undergraduate School
1992
1991
1986
1985
1980

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2005
  • Research Prize, New England Colorectal Society, 1990
  • Research Award Association of VA Surgeons, 1989
  • Resident Competition Winner, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 1989
  • US News & World Report Top Doctor, 2010
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2008
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2012
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital Resident Teaching Award, 2010
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2010
  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctor, 2002

Media & Publications

  • Washingtonian Top Doctor 2000-2012 US News and World Report Top Doctor Castle-Connelly Top Doctor Swarthmore Who's Who List,

Dr. Savoca's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Savoca

4.1

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
70.96774193548387%
(22)
4 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
6.451612903225806%
(2)
1 Star
16.129032258064516%
(5)

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Dr Savoca is an amazing surgeon, doctor and most of all a caring person for his patients. I went through 2 other surgeons before choosing him. I chose him because he was real and genuine. He is not like any other doctor. He bonds with his patients on the level of humanity and has a sense of confidence that gave me hope and faith in him and the surgery. I went from one surgeon saying, I would have a bag for the rest of my life to Dr. Savoca who didn’t guarantee me without a bag but his confidence
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I am very happy to be Dr. Savoca's patient recently when I was under his care for my surgery. He has stayed at the forefront of medical advancement to explore new methods with higher success rate and the least discomfort for patients, as he probably is the only one in the area to perform a minimally invasive procedure, instead of more painful and prolonged one for my case, that requires high level of skills and precision. And his team is also great! I highly recommend Dr. Savoca!
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Arrogant and would not recommend. Went to Dr. Savoca for a 2nd opinion about a surgery. He bad mouthed the other surgeon for no particular reason and then recommended exactly the same operation. It was like he was trying to hard sell me to use him instead of the other surgeon. I wanted a medical opinion, not a sales pitch. It was actually a bit pathetic - is he really that desperate for business?? Went back to the first surgeon and had a great result. He might be good - but too arrogant for me.
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Dr is okay. Office staff are incompetent. Twice they canceled on me the day of my appointment. The last time, after waiting an additional two weeks after they canceled my appointment, I showed up at the appointed time and was told the doctor was no longer in the office. “We tried to call but couldn’t leave a message.” So.... everyone else calling me can leave messages but only your office can’t? Um, okay. Avoid this office if possible. It’s not worth the headache.
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Best in town, and can save you some money if a procedure can be accomplished at the office.
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High! How many stars can there be for one who saves your life. It isn't so much what he did, but the how truly resonated, both beforehand and afterward. Dr Savoca was there in presence, in his time and with great insight and advice. He did great in considering me the patient and my wife with regard to how he interacted, how thoughtful he was, how no nonsense and direct he was with the staff. What I appreciated most, the teaming of the entire office, client care and dedication to the solution
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Dr. Savoca did an excellent job on my colon surgery! He kept me informed of my options, and when the time came for the procedure, did an outstanding job. This entire situation came as a big surprise to me and Dr. Savoka was there every step of the way with knowledge, sound advice, and surgical expertise. I highly recommend him for anyone needing a colon surgeon!
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Dr Savaco did an amazing job with my colon surgery Thanks to him and his staff!!!
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I would very much recommend Dr. Savoca to anyone considering a colonoscopy. His demeanor is caring and professional. Before the colonoscopy procedure I met with him in his office for a consultation and was pleased with his concern and patience in answering all my questions. His in-office staff is very accommodating and answers questions promptly and fully. In the procedure area every member of Dr. Savoca's team performed professionally, courteously, and with respect to any apprehension I had.
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Dr Savoca fit me in on short notice for needed colon surgery. I could not be happier with his office, his demeanor, his surgical technique or any part of his care of me. He spe.nt as much time with me and my wife as we wanted. Very reassuring
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Dr Savoca is great. he takes his time listening to you and i had a procedure done and since he did the procedure at the Fairfax Hospital I have no more pain., i will highly recommend Dr Savoca. I have to say I went to other Doctors before trusting my care to Dr. Savoca and Happy I did.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA