Dr. Wayne Ambroze, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 64

Dr. Ambroze
Accepting new patients

Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Association

5445 Meridian Mark Rd Ste 180 Atlanta, GA 30342

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(770) 277-4277

Dr. Wayne Ambroze, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Northside Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ambroze to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for Georgia
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Dr. Ambroze's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ambroze treats Hemorrhoids more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ambroze treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ambroze treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ambroze treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ambroze performs Colectomy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Ambroze performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Ambroze's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Ambroze accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO

Dr. Ambroze's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ambroze

3.2

Based on 44 ratings

5 Stars
50%
(22)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
6.818181818181818%
(3)
2 Stars
6.818181818181818%
(3)
1 Star
36.36363636363637%
(16)
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What went well
  • Office environment (26)
  • Staff friendliness (22)
  • Appointment scheduling (21)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (10)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (9)
  • Long wait times (6)
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Had diverticulitis, 3 bouts in first 7 months of 2007. Very painful, requiring trip to ER and IV analgesics, then strong antibiotic regimen for 10 days. Was referred to Dr. Ambroze who performed hemicolectomy. Excellent recovery and now much happier without the recurring attacks of abdominal pain, and uncomfortable results of the antibiotic regimen after an attack. He did a great job and I did not require anastomosis.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Fred – Jul 19, 2020
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Dr. Ambroze and his staff were very professional. Dr. Ambroze and his staff made sure we were well informed about the risk associated with the partial colectomy surgery. The surgery went well and we're very pleased with Dr. Ambroze and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 09, 2020
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After coming to see him regarding gastrointestinal issues, to date, Dr. Ambroze turned out to be one of the most professional and thorough physicians around. I would definitely recommend him.
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Apr 28, 2019
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Dr. Ambroze performed emergency surgery on my colon in 2016 and did an excellent job. He performed my colonoscopy in Nov 2018 and also did an excellent job. The team that assisted with this procedure were very professional. I found the entire experience to be fast, friendly and as thorough as it could possibly be. Very high marks for the DR and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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GA, GA – Nov 25, 2018
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Recommended by my doctor. I had every confidence in Dr. Ambroze. Excellent outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bmw in Sandy Springs, GA – Oct 14, 2018
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The question you need to ask yourself is, "What is the level of care if I experience complications?" From the day after my surgery and for close to 2 years after I experienced an unusual amount of pain. He took little time to listen to my concern, was quick to dismiss it, said there wasn't anything he could do and referred me to a pain service. I found Dr. Ambroze to be arrogant, condescending and self absorbed. It has taken ME 2 years to diagnose something he should have seen and considered.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Apr 24, 2018
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There are not enough stars to truly rate Dr. Ambroze!! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who would seek the very best physician possible. Dr. Ambroze cared for my daughter and without his expertise and care......well....I dare not say what her condition would be. We are beyond satisfied with the level of care and the skill Dr. Ambroze possesses.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Valarie T. in Sandy Springs, GA – Dec 22, 2017
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Dr. Ambroze is the best doctor we have ever seen. He is so positive and caring, and every time we see him we feel that everything is going to be alright. He performed a life-saving surgery on my fiance and we don't know how to thank him enough. I would highly recommend Dr. Wayne Ambroze. We were so lucky to have him referred to us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Kennesaw, GA – May 12, 2017
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Such a jerk! I was nervous to have him "check things out." (I'm a female in my young 20's.) He just stood there blank faced and told me he has to or I need to leave! He undercut my dire pain and agony by saying on a scale of 1-2 mine was a "mild 2." No sympathy at all. Needless to say I ran out of there. The nurses were a different story and deserve 5 stars.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Kenzie in Atlanta, GA – Apr 17, 2017
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No I will not recommend it. I have never seen an office staffs so disorganised, no email , only one number to reach everyone. Except for appointment, it is impossible to reach anyone, need to leave voice mail. They don't let you know if you are missing or if you need a paper, even the result of the biopsy I needed to ask after a month You would think that with all the bad reviews they get, they will try to change things, to be more available to patients who are also the one who pay their salary
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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Cancun, ROO – Feb 22, 2017
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I've never seen him as a patient I just know him from my working in radiology and meeting him years ago and he was a fantastic surgeon I highly recommend him
What went well
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What could be improved
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Dunwoody – Dec 27, 2016
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Worst Dr I have ever met.He actually stood at my bedside with arms folded and kept smirking and laughing.He told me my colon was about to burst,but needed to understand the surgery I had when I was 15 years old..35 years ago.He must have said I just don't understand 10 times and laughed.I kicked him out of my hospital room.Any nurse I spoke to in the hospital agreed that he has the worst ,oddest bedside manner.Dr Gi N Yu is an amazing surgeon with a wonderful bedside manor.She saved my life.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Marietta, GA – Oct 24, 2016
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Dr. Ambroze had no time to talk to the patient or to the family after surgery. He was always in a hurry. We literally needed to block the door to get any questions answered. He came into the room post surgery without saying hello, started poking and prodding without any prior conversation, then left after 2 minutes. He may be a good surgeon but his bedside manner is atrocious!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Karen in Atlanta, GA – Oct 07, 2016
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Dr Ambroze was excellent. He performed a difficult surgery and I am very happy and trusting of his decisions and knowledge.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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JLD in Buford, GA – Apr 22, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Wayne Ambroze, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Atlanta, GA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Northwestern...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1990
Mayo Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Presby Hospital Columbia
Residency Hospital
1984
Presby Hospital Columbia
Internship Hospital
1983
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
,

Awards

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What are Dr. Wayne Ambroze, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ambroze frequently treats Hemorrhoids, Intestinal Obstruction, and Colectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ambroze treats.

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Dr. Ambroze's office is located at 5445 Meridian Mark Rd Ste 180, Atlanta, GA 30342. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Association

Georgia Colon and Rectal Surgical Association5445 Meridian Mark Rd Ste 180 Atlanta, GA 30342
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Atlanta, GA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

25 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Northside Hospital

Atlanta, GA

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Northside Hospital Forsyth

Cumming, GA

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)