Dr. Walter Koltun, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 65

Dr. Koltun
Accepting new patients

Penn State Health Surgical Specialties

200 Campus Dr Hershey, PA 17033

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(800) 243-1455

Dr. Walter Koltun, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Hershey, PA. He is affiliated with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Koltun to book an appointment.

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Dr. Koltun's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal and Rectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koltun treats Anal and Rectal Cancer more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Koltun treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koltun treats Colorectal Cancer more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Koltun treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Colectomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Koltun performs Colectomy more than 83% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Koltun's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Koltun's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Koltun

4.1

Based on 8 ratings

5 Stars
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(6)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (6)
  • Explained conditions well (6)
  • Staff friendliness (6)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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I was diagnosed with extreme Crohn's Disease in 2009 and was dying from the disorder. I was on every medication under the sun for treatment but nothing was working. My Dr. sent me to Hershey Medical Center for an examination with Dr. Koltun and he told me that I needed to be in the hospital immediately. Dr. Koltun was extremely thorough, professional and compassionate. After we went over the results of his exam. It was decided that at this point, surgery was the only option to save my life. A few days later the procedure was done with much success and the operation saved my life. Dr. Koltun's follow up care was incredible and he told me whatever I needed or any questions that I had moving forward regarding my post op treatment, that I was to immediately get a hold of him to address any concerns. I did have a few questions following my surgery and usually within 24-48 hrs., I had a response from Dr. Koltun. 10 years later I am alive and kicking and I would recommend Dr. Koltun anyone!
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Michael Kauffman – Oct 16, 2020
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I was 19 when doctor Koltun saved my life of a ruptured bowel and my Crohn's. I wish I could tell him of how greatful I am to still be around 18 years later.
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Dale Smith in PA – Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Walter Koltun is a god, started out as patient in his study. Dr. Koltun pulls no punches. If you don't want the truth and want everything sugar covered Dr. Koltun. I trust him with my life and would recommend him to anyone....thanks Dr. Koltun for everything. Kelly
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Kelly Bratz in Lock Haven, Pa – Feb 20, 2017
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My mom's care was terrible. When She was so sick he spoke to her in a nasty tone and adressed her concerns with irritation. He actually yelled at her. He may be a skilled surgeon but make sure he knows you want him not a student intern. My mothers procedure was botched because this happened. Karma will catch up with you Dr
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Walter Koltun, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Hershey, PA. He is affiliated with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1984
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Walter Koltun, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Koltun frequently treats Anal and Rectal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, and Colectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Koltun treats.

Where is Dr. Walter Koltun, MD's office located?

Dr. Koltun's office is located at 200 Campus Dr, Hershey, PA 17033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Penn State Health Surgical Specialties

Penn State Health Surgical Specialties200 Campus Dr Hershey, PA 17033
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Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

26 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)