Dr. Wayne Tuckson, MD

Dr. Wayne Tuckson, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Wayne Tuckson, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Tuckson is affiliated with Jewish Hospital.

250 E Liberty St Ste 802

Louisville, KY 40202

Contact Information

(502) 583-8005

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
more than 95% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • Howard University
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • howard university hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Tuckson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Tuckson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Tuckson to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Tuckson'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
Patient Comments (7)
in Louisville, KY |
Had my first visit with Dr. Tuckson today. He is thorough and knowledgeable. He answered all my questions and reached a diagnosis that explained all my symptoms. He is "all business" which is fine with me--I wasn't there for a social visit. I felt free to ask questions and he was in no way condescending. He developed a full plan for my treatment and necessary lifestyle changes. I appreciate his professionalism.
The patient before me questioned his competency, and Dr. Tuckson overheard. It's possible that what I experienced was just some backlash from that. Regardless, I've never seen a doctor conduct himself quite like this. Some of the positive reviews here resemble phony Amazon reviews. While it wasn't a good experience for me, I think Dr. Tuckson is suitable for most people's needs.
in Oak Grove, KY |
Recently had surgery that Dr. Tuckson performed. He is amazing! Yes he has a zippy mouth and has to have the first and last word.... so be it he knows his stuff. I was worried about pain and other issues and he addressed every one one of them. I left surgery happy and feeling much better than I have in two years.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Tuckson performed a colonoscopy on me a few days ago. I was a first-time patient. From the first moment I met him, he was professional, patient, and very informative. His great sense of humor was very comforting. His staff was excellent. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Jeffersonville, IN |
Dr Tuckson is the ultimate professional. He is highly intelligent and gets right to the issue. His staff is friendly and helpful.. Dr Tuckson knows his business but on the other hand is very compassionate. He makes himself available 24 hours a day. If you call his service they patch you into him immediately.
Atlanta, GA |
the first visit was sort of okay the follow-up visits were terrible the fake blonde medical assistant was rude and disrespectful she would take your report and then go and turn the doctor against you before he ever came in the room she should lose her job and dr. tuckson is not much better very rude very disrespectful I would suggest you pass on this experience it wasn't very pleasant
Started well and he diagnosed with some accuracy. His interactions were friendly initially, but he did not welcome questions and took a worse case scenario approach when that was not needed. Tended to minimize my concerns and was somewhat judgemental.
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Dr. Tuckson accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem
    Pathway X Ind Direct Access KY
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Tuckson has admitting privileges

Jewish Hospital
200 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202
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