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Dr. Sarah Popek, MD

General Surgery ·  Female

Dr. Popek

Dr. Sarah Popek, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 2005 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.


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(505) 272-2336

Dr. Popek accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Popek's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Popek treats Anal Disorders more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Popek treats this condition more than 94% of her peers

Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Popek treats Constipation more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Popek treats this condition more than 92% of her peers

Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Popek treats Hemorrhoids more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Popek treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Popek's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • 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, Open
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sarah Popek, MD is a general surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 2005 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2005
Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
Medical School
2005

Awards

Dr. Popek's Reviews

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4.5

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What People Say About Dr. Sarah Popek, MD
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She saved my life, literally, after a general surgeon refused to accept he didn't understand what caused my issues. I had 8 surgeries before I was referred to her; she fixed my problem and the resulting damage in 3 surgeries. I literally owe Dr. Popek my life. She was always humble, sympathetic, and treated me with respect. Plus, she's LGBT friendly! I highly recommend Dr. Popek! I cannot say enough good things about this hero... I've always had great experiences for 5 years. She is now at UNM.
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Dr. Popek's surgical skill quite literally saved my life. She removed my colon under emergency circumstances and has followed my care for the past 1.5 years. She is incredibly knowledgeable and kind. She cares for her patients a great deal and always has always taken my concerns very seriously. I could not recommend a doctor more wholeheartedly.
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I put off getting help for my rectal condition for years; however, this was not necessary because Dr. Popek made me feel very comfortable regarding my problem. Dr. Popek handled the matter with the upmost professionalism and sensitivity. I would recommend her to anyone needing this kind of help.
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