Dr. Winston Anderson MD
Colorectal Surgeons (Proctologists) — San Luis Obispo, CAContact Dr. Anderson
Dr. Winston Anderson Jr specializes in colorectal surgery (formerly proctology), general surgery, vascular surgery, critical care (intensivists) in San Luis Obispo, California. Details of Dr. Anderson's 42 years experience as an MD, his 3 hospital affiliations and education at Tulane University are available on your free doctor report.
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77 Casa St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise
Dr. Winston Anderson identified specializing in
Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology)Colorectal Surgery (formerly Proctology)
A colon and rectal surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat various diseases of the intestinal tract, colon, rectum, anal canal, and perianal area by medical and surgical means. The specialist also deals with organs and tissues (such as the liver, urinary, and female reproductive system) involved in primary intestinal disease. Colon and rectal surgeons have the expertise to diagnose and often manage anorectal conditions such as hemorrhoids, fissures (painful tears in the anal lining), abscesses and fistulae (infections located around the anus and rectum) in the office setting. They also treat problems of the intestine and colon, and perform endoscopic procedures to evaluate and treat problems such as cancer, polyps (precancerous growths), and inflammatory conditions. No Sub Specialties., General SurgeryGeneral Surgery
A surgeon manages a broad spectrum of surgical conditions affecting almost any area of the body. The surgeon established the diagnosis and provides the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care to surgical patients and is usually responsible for the comprehensive management of the trauma victim and the critically ill surgical patient. The surgeon uses a variety of diagnostic techniques, including endoscopy, for observing internal structures, and may use specialized instruments during operative procedures. A general surgeon is expected to be familiar with the salient features of other surgical specialties in order to recognize problems in those areas and to know when to refer a patient to another specialist., Vascular SurgeryVascular Surgery
A surgeon with expertise in the management of surgical disorders of the blood vessels, excluding the intercranial vessels or the heart. and Critical Care (Intensivists)Critical Care (Intensivists)
An internist who diagnoses, treats and supports patients with multiple organ dysfunction. This specialist may have administrative responsibilities for intensive care units and may also facilitate and coordinate patient care among the primary physician, the critical care staff, and other specialists.. He is certified in General Surgery.
Dr. Winston Anderson accepts the following plans for Blue Shield of California at 77 Casa St
- Access + HMO
- Active Choice
- Active Start
- Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company
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A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Anderson is affiliated with 3 hospitals:
French Hospital Medical Center
1911 Johnson Ave
San Luis Obispo, CA
EducationDr. Anderson attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and graduated in 1971 having 42 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
Patients may also know Dr. Winston Anderson Jr MD as:
- Winston L Anderson
- W Anderson
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