Dr. Paul Savoca, MD

Dr. Paul Savoca, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Savoca, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Reston, VA and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

Virginia Surgery Associates

1800 Town Center Dr Ste 216

Reston, VA 20190
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Savoca performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 97% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Savoca's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Savoca "I treat all paitents as if they are family. I also seek to know something about each patient personally and reveal aspects of myself so that a common ground is found. I also use humor appropriately to put patients at ease when dealing with life threatening or embarassing conditions."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

24  Conditions Treated

18  Procedures

  • Abscess 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
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement

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.


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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Reston Hospital Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Savoca is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Savoca's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Savoca to family and friends
26 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Savoca's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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