Alan Harzman

Alan Harzman, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-3230

About Me

I practice in colon and rectal surgery, including the specialty area of minimally invasive surgery. Colon and rectal health are important, but often overlooked, areas of care. The right treatments address fundamental aspects of patients' overall health and well-being.

Whatever the health challenges of my patients, I listen to their unique concerns. I enjoy getting to know them. I believe it is important to help patients to do whatever we can to address and find solutions to their medical problems.

I work on a multispecialty team who will design a plan targeted and tailored for your individual care. This leads to more targeted treatments, fewer side effects and better outcomes. It is very satisfying to see how our customized interventions and care allow patients to improve their health and move on with their lives.

I enjoy the camaraderie and teamwork that are an integral part of working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, especially our work to create a cancer-free world. It makes coming to work each day a special and highly fulfilling experience.

Highlights

  • Department of Surgery teaching awards from students and residents
  • Membership in national surgical and medical education groups
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2018

Additional Languages I Speak

  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Anal Gland Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Anal Cancers
  • Diverticulitis, Colonic
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Diverticulosis, Colonic
  • Cecal Diseases
  • Cecal Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Colorectal Cancers
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn Disease
  • Diverticulum, Colon
  • Gardner Syndrome
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Hirschsprung Disease
  • Lynch Syndrome II
  • Rectal Cancers
  • Jejunal Cancers
  • Rectovaginal Fistula

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Washington University Hospital
5/30/2001

Residency

General Surgery
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
7/1/2002 - 7/30/2006

Fellowship

Colon Rectal Surgery
Baylor University Medical Center
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
9/20/2008

American Board of Surgery
2/26/2007

My Department

Surgery

My Division

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Reviews

102 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 07, 2019

Dr. Harzman was a little terse but overall he was direct. I have no doubt he is a competent and skilled surgeon.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Great doctor - professional & competent. Calm caring & kind. Love him!

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Excellent, as always!!

Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

The dr. was very nice & made it clear what had to be done.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr. Hatzman is the best doctor I have ever known.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Pleasant, friendly, professional, knowledgeable, sympathetic, empathetic! Dr. Harzman is an excellent surgeon!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Knowledgeable, GREAT doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2018

excellent Superior Service

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

Dr. Harzman is the UPMOST BEST DOCTOR I have ever had.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Harzman has reported no relationships with companies or entities.