Dr. Taehyun Chung, MD

Dr. Taehyun Chung, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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46 y/o
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Dr. Taehyun Chung, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

San Francisco Surgical Medical Grp

3838 California St Rm 616

San Francisco, CA 94118
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chung "My goal is to deliver the best possible care supported the best research. Seeing a surgeon can be frightening. People should be treated not just as patients or diseases, but should leave the office feeling their doctor is their partner and strongest ally in understanding what is wrong and how it can be improved. I do my best to explain things in terms that are easily understandable and allow enough time so each patient has the time needed for me to really listen and not feel rushed."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

33  Conditions Treated

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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgical Treatment for Constipation
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Stanford
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Barnes/Wash U
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Washington University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Barnes/Wash U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Washington University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Washington University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chung has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chung's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chung

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Based on 4 reviews

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Dr. Chung essentially saved my life; after other doctors had been unable to make the correct diagnosis or provide treatment, he did so quickly and accurately. I would highly recommend his care and services to anyone.
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Neil Nathan in Ft Bragg, CA – Nov 22, 2017
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Dr. Chung was more concerned with how tired he was after a day of doing surgery, and how quickly he could discharge my son from his service, rather than the fact that he was in severe and debilitating pain. I can't vouch for his skills in the operating room, but I can say that his bedside manner...Read More
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