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Dr. Stefanie Schluender, MD

General Surgery •  Female

  16 Reviews
Dr. Schluender

Ariz Comm Sgns Sthwst Sgy Assoc

400 W Camino Ste Verde Green Valley, AZ 85614
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Dr. Stefanie Schluender, MD is a general surgery specialist in Green Valley, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1999 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Friendly staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews

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Dr. Schluender accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Tucson HMOx

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Dr. Schluender's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schluender performs Colectomy more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Schluender performs this procedure more than 98% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schluender performs Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 92% of her peers

Dr. Schluender performs this procedure more than 92% of her peers

Anal Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schluender treats Anal Disorders more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Schluender treats this condition more than 86% of her peers

Dr. Schluender'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, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Schluender's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schluender

4.6

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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3 Stars
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Dr Schluender helped me through several surgeries with her kindness,skill and expertise. I have no doubt that she is the best surgeon in her field. In the office her staff is friendly and efficient and rarely do you wait more than a few minutes.
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I don't know if this review can do enough justice for Dr. Schluender and her staff. First meeting with her was for a laparoscopic colectomy consult. She spent an hour with me explaining everything and answering my questions. She also outlined a pre and post operative protocol that she wanted me to follow. I was up and walking 2 hours after getting to my room. She was there first thing in the AM to check on me. Released 23 hrs. after surgery. She's an amazing, dedicated and compassionate surgeon.
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Having a colon resection is not easy but Dr. Shluender made it as easy as, I'm sure, is possible. She treated my husband and I as if we were her only patients. She showed us what would happen during surgery, she gave us ideas of things to do before surgery to make recovery faster and easier. Her demeanor was professional yet friendly. We will definitely recommend her for this type of surgery. And her office staff excels .
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Dr. Schluender is absolutely the best! She is straightforward no nonsense and very skilled. I give her my highest recommendation.
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I was highly impressed with Dr Schluender. In my case I am in need of JPouch surgery. She is very confident but also very honest. Because of a prior surgery and how complicated my case is she said she would do it but she wants me close to my transplant team. Again she was confident that she could do it but not having that specific team here in Tucson she wants me to meet a specialist. You do not find doctors this honest and confident very often. I trust her judgement 100%.
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Dr. Schluender listen to my concerns, provided me with a treatment plan to follow. She is excellent and I’m very happy with the results. Thank you Dr. Schluender!!
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Well the exam she gave me was very thorough, My overall experience was extremely poor. I waited for almost 40 minutes before being seen after which she made me feel like I was completely wasting her time. When the exam was over she rushed out of the room. She didn't tell me anything that I was supposed to do or if I was supposed to wait for a nurse to come in for further instructions. I waited in the exam room by myself for 5 minutes before leaving. Extremely dissatisfied.
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I arrived at Dr Schluender's office a few months ago on a second opinion. After seeing another Dr for a few years and no relief. To be honest I was a mess and in pain for over 3 years. She surprised me because she knew exactly what I was going through and what needed to be done. Always reassuring me things would get better and things would get fixed. I actually saw Dr Schulender today for my post surgery check up and I'm on my way to being back to normal. Thank you Dr Schulender!!!!
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Biography

Dr. Stefanie Schluender, MD is a general surgery specialist in Green Valley, AZ and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University in 1999 and specializes in general surgery and colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2006
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average