Dr. Wayne Tuckson, MD

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Dr. Wayne Tuckson, MD

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.

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Dr. Tuckson's Reviews

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3.8
based on 30 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Tuckson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • 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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  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 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 Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    Howard University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Internship Hospital
    St Louis University Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Howard University Hospital

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

    Completed in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • 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 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)
  • Sphincterotomy