Dr. Vendie Hooks III, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
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Age 68
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Dr. Vendie Hooks III, MD
I knew that I wanted to be a doctor from the seventh grade on. I graduated from the University of Georgia in 1970 and then the Medical College of Georgia in 1974. I was attracted to gastrointestinal diseases and disorders even before I entered medical school. This likely was a result of my father almost bleeding to death from a stomach ulcer when I was a teenager. This interest was further intensified with my grandfather died from a bleeding ulcer when I was a freshman in medical school. I initially chose general surgery rather than gastroenterology because surgeons operated on patients with these problems rather than just treating them medically. After my residency in general surgery, I wanted to train even more and for that reason I did a gastrointestinal surgery fellowship at the University of Leeds (England) under Professor David Johnston who was doing ulcer surgery without the need for removing any of the stomach. However, he was also doing surgery for ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis whereby the anal canal and anal sphincter muscles were preserved and patient did not require a permanent ileostomy. I became very interested in this and spent time at St. Marks Hospital in London (the birthplace of Colon and Rectal Surgery). I knew that I wanted to do a colon and rectal surgery fellowship when I returned back to the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. I was on the full time faculty teaching at the Medical College of Georgia for 5 years after completion of the above, but did take a one year leave of absence and completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota. After returning to the Medical College of Georgia for a few years, I then decided that I wanted to go into private practice and I started the practice Colon and Rectal Surgery Associates, PC in Augusta.

1348 Walton Way Ste 6500

Augusta, GA 30901

Contact Information

(706) 722-2118

Dr. Vendie Hooks III, MD

Dr. Vendie Hooks III, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 5 More

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Care Philosophy

I strive to provide the kind of care that I would like to have. I am not the fastest when seeing patients but do strive to give each patient my undivided attention when I am with them. I adhere to the philosophy that most of the problems which occur after surgery can be prevented by how things are done during the patient's surgery. Attention to detail is upmost in my mind. 
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Dr. Hooks III' Experience

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Dr. Hooks III' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
64

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itch
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Mass
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Stricture
  • Colonic Inertia
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Enterocutaneous Fistula
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Fistula
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal Ulcer
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Vaginal Fistula

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • 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
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • 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)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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

  • University Of Georgia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Medical College Of Georgia-Augusta Ga
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Medical College Of Georgia-Augusta Ga
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Medical College Of Georgia-Augusta Ga
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Of Leeds-Leeds England
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • University Of Minnesota-Minneapolis Mn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hooks III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hooks III' Reviews

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4.5
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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Dr. Hooks III' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
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He's the best there is as far as colorectal evaluations and procedures!!!!
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Dr. Hooks III accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Assurant Health
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    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Choice HMO
    Blue Choice Option POS
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  • Coventry Health Care
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  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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  • Humana
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  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Principal Life
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    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Hooks III has admitting privileges

University Hospital
1350 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901
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Trinity Hospital of Augusta
2260 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA 30904
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