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Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Female · Age 45

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero

University Surgical Associates

979 E 3rd St Ste 300 Chattanooga, TN 37403

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Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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(423) 267-0466

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero accepts the following insurance:

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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Anal and Rectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Anal Fissure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero treats Anal Fissure more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Repair
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • 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 Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Levator Syndrome
  • Lichen Sclerosis Et Atrophicus
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectocele
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • 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
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

My passion is assisting patients and their families through what can sometimes be perceived as an embarrassing and frightening process to improve symptoms and cure disease.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2005
Michigan State University
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University of Iowa
Residency Hospital
2001
Univeristy of Iowa
Internship Hospital
1999
Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine
Medical School
1995
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
2005
2004
2001
1999
1995

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Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lorenzo-Rivero

3.6

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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I saw dr Lorenzo and was not given any solution to my problem. She examined me and said to keep a cotton ball between my butt cheeks and also that if i chose a regular surgery i will be in the most pain I've ever had. She did mention that there is a different option but we would talk about it during my follow-up, so no options were clearly explained, but they made me watch a video about fiber and poop and stuff.... after I got a bill of over $900 for that visit, needless to say, there was no follow-up.
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She is an amazing Doctor. Very compassionate and not only cares about her patient but also what is going on with their family. She is my hero!!!!! She saved my a—— Literally. I travel 3-4 hours to see her and she is worth every second or traffic jam. I work with Docs and is she is truly one of the best. Thank you Dr Lorenzo. Andy
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Dr. Lorenzo is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. She genuinely cares about her patients. Her staff is amazing. Dr. Lorenzo treats you like family, not just a name on a chart. I would trust her to treat all of my family and friends.
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I left the office in tears. The office staff was sweet, caring, compassionate, friendly. She is not any of those things. Arrived 30 minutes prior to my appointment. Wasn't seen until 1 hour after my appointment time. No apology from her. Came in after 2 doctors suggested her for a simple rubber band ligation. Blamed me & didn't treat me. Hurt me during exam. Said no treatment, I should just wear cotton balls between my butt cheeks. Is that a solution?! No bedside manner or empathy. Still crying.
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I would not recommend her for anything. Her God complex is unbelievable. She has some serious delusional egotistical beliefs about herself. I had a serious problem going on and to sum it up, she did not want to help me with the surgery I needed, Because she told me flat out, "You will jyst mess it up again". I needed a rectocele fix. I went to another surgeon and he ended up working on me for 3 hours for a 1 hour fix, it was that bad. She is a worthless doctor. Waste of money and time.
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Very poor experience. Dr. Lorenzo-Rivera’s staff were all excellent but the same can not be said of her. She has no listening skills , comes across as an arrogant “know it all”. The patient has “no say so in their treatment.” I was feeling bad from a colonoscopy the day prior and She was strangely persistent in her attempts to perform a rectal exam (one day status post colonoscopy). I refused . Scheduling consisted of her stating the date and time as though the-patient has no life.
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She told us we should have the hemmoriohpexy since the recovery was around 3 days with no post op pain till the next day and then it would be minimal. My husband woke up after surgery in agony. He's had complications since then. She left town for vacation and upon return blamed himfor a tear that somehow happened which I believe happened in surgerNo compassion, rude and uncaring. It's now been 3 weeks and he's miserable
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Dr. Lorenzo is an outstanding doctor. She is caring, attentive and understanding, and, of course, is beautifully skilled and brilliant. Dr. Lorenzo's office staff are welcoming and kind. They make you feel at ease and their down-to-earth humor relaxes even the most anxious of visits. I recommend this group of medical professionals to anyone. God bless you all!
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Terrible experience. Poor listener, easily offended when her advice is not what worked. I chose her because I am a very private person. She brought in a male resident and didn't even ask if it was ok for him to be there. I refused to be examined and I won't go there again or recommend her to anyone.
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She's excellent+++!!
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Dr. Lorenzo was exceptional! I am always treated professionally. She is very respectful and always willing to listen to what I have to say. Dr. Lorenzo is very personable and answers questions truthfully. She is very open and honest about all that is going on and the best way to get her patient back to 100%
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She is very smart and explains everything to you. She answers all your questions and puts you at ease even if somethings are hard to hear. I like that. Professional and I will continue to go to her if needed.
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waited 2 months for Tuesday, July 12, 2016, was the 3rd time that I have been to her office. Had a CT Scan @9:00, on Friday, July 15, 2016. By 11:27am, when I got home, the pharmacy called and said I had 2 RX's ready for pick up. To this date, Monday, 7/18/2016, STILL haven't heard from her or her office staff! Went to my primary today and he had received a note that I had Diverticulitis? upper and lower! No pain meds! Running a temp, throwing up! What's wrong with these people!
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She is beyond wonderful, has a great bedside manner, and I can tell she TRULY cares about her patients.. She actually takes the time to teach me things about diet, you name it. Very smart and talented Doctor. Love her!
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She's awesome
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She was very quick and to point, did not welcome questions and acted like she was selling something, not looking at an overall solution for specific needs.
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