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Dr. Taehyun Chung, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Chung

San Francisco Surgical Medical Grp

3838 California St Rm 616 San Francisco, CA 94118

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(415) 668-0411


Dr. Taehyun Chung, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital satisfaction . Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at top hospital . America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Chung accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Guardian
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chung's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung treats Abdominal Disorders more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Chung treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Chung performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Appendicitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chung treats Appendicitis more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Chung treats this condition more than 77% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis

Dr. Chung's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • 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
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgical Treatment for Constipation
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Chung's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chung

4.0

Based on 4 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What People Say About Dr. Taehyun Chung, MD
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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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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 is awful. He is gruff and uninterested in his patients.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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 ...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Korean
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

St. Mary's Medical Center

San Francisco, CA

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

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Chinese Hospital

San Francisco, CA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

59% Patient experience rating, 10% lower than the national average