Dr. Sarah Popek, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 41
  
Dr. Popek
Accepting new patients

University of New Mexico Hospitals

2211 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Dr. Sarah Popek, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Popek has more experience with Transplant Surgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California medical school in 2005. She is affiliated with Unm Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Popek to book an appointment.


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Dr. Popek accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico PPO
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Practice Areas

Transplant Surgery

Transplant surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on replacement of damaged or diseased organs with healthy donor organs and includes partial, single or multi-organ transplant, as well as living donor organ procurement.

Typically treats 54% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Popek performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 54% of their peers

Dr. Popek performs this procedure more than 54% of their peers

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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

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Dr Popek is the definition of a highly skilled, caring, and dedicated health care professional. I recently underwent colon resection surgery. During the entire process Dr Popek kept me informed and involved in all matters. She is intelligent, to the point, and has a great sense of humor. Her ( and her team) surgical skills are excellent. I was in and out of the hospital in two days with minimal discomfort. Cannot thank her enough....highly recommend!!! forever grateful to have been blessed with her and her team when I needed them
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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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Mary K in Ruidoso, NM – Oct 13, 2016
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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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Biography

Dr. Sarah Popek, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Popek has more experience with Transplant Surgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Keck Sc...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

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University of New Mexico Hospitals2211 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Unm Hospital

Albuquerque, NM

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average