Dr. Taro Arai, MD

Dr. Taro Arai, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Taro Arai, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Havertown, PA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 1990 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.

1010 W Chester Pike Ste 201

Havertown, PA 19083

Contact Information

(610) 446-7882

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerihealth
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal Fissure
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Arai "I believe that the best form of patient care occurs when there is an informed collaboration between the patient and physician.  A key component to this collaboration is the education of the patient so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding their health care.  As such, I feel that a large part of my role as your surgeon is to ensure that you have a strong understanding of the health issues that you face, as well as a clear understanding of your options to address these issues.  I do not believe in rushing a patient in and out of the office.  I will strive to give each patient the time and information that they need to make these potentially life changing decisions.  Once these decisions are made, I will bring to bear my many years of education and experience to help you through these difficult times.  I will strive to use all the advanced technology available while never losing site of the fact that I am dealing with an individual who has a life, family, dreams, and desires.  Together we can battle any disease with confidence, compassion, and dignity!!"
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2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

26  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

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.


  • Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Graduate Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Graduate Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Arai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Arai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arai to family and friends
19 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Arai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Arai Says:

To all my patients who have taken the time and effort to respond to these surveys I thank you.  I will always strive to address your concerns regarding my office staff, and my own personal interactions with each of you.  To all of those that I have not yet had the opportunity to care for, I am sorry that you are in a situation where you need to seek out a surgeon.  But you have my promise that I will do my utmost to


Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Arai is one of the best physicians that I have met in my life time. He is very warm and considerate and a great person. He treated one of my family members and his level of service was exceptional and exemplary. His staff were great and very helpful. I highly recommend him.
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As a local Oncologist in the area, I had the opportunity to work with Dr Arai on a number of difficult cancer cases and was always impressed not only with his surgical expertise, but his professional manner and courtesy. When the shoe was on the other foot, and I needed to have bowel surgery for a...more
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Dr. Arai saved my life plain and simple . He is an excellent surgeon I would give him 20 stars if I was allowed. When I had my original cancer diagnosis , he let my whole family in and ask any question and they wanted they take as long as they wanted . He is top notch in my book !!!
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