Dr. Paul Savoca, MD

Dr. Paul Savoca, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
59 y/o

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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.Read his story

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

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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

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Dr. Savoca's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Savoca "Dr. Paul Savoca is a board certified colon and rectal surgeon with specialized interests in advanced laparoscopic and robotic procedures. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical School and completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He than went on to complete his Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical School."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Savoca "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 want my patients to have an experience that inspires confidence and hope for a positive outcome. Being a doctor requires a vast fund of knowledge and I enjoy staying up-todate by reading journals, attending national meetings and doing online tutorials. During my down time, I like spending time with my family, listening to classical music, studying Italian, traveling, gardening and golf. I thank my parents as they have influenced me in my career and life by teaching me the value of truth, honesty, hard work and commitment to family."
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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

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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...Read More
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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...Read 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...Read 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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