Dr. Paul E. Savoca, MD

Dr. Paul E. Savoca, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male | 57 years old

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.Read more

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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.Read more

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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in Annandale, VA |
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
in Mc Lean, VA |
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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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    SUNY

    Graduated in 1980

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
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  • 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

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Dr. Savoca's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Savoca's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Savoca

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Savoca's Care Philosophy

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.