Alan Harzman

Alan Harzman, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 137 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 40 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

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, 2019
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2015–2019
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Appendix Cancer
  • Anal Gland Cancer
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • General Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • 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

Education History

Medical School

Washington University Hospital, St. Louis, MO
MD
8/1/1997 - 5/30/2001

Internship

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002

Residency

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

7/1/2002 - 7/30/2006

Fellowship

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery
2/26/2007

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

Academic Information

My Department

Surgery

My Division

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

137 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

    concerned

  • Reviewed on Apr 09, 2020

    This was a second opinion/possible surgical visit. I will continue with this dr. He was very informative and put my mind more at ease as to my condition & what needs to be done.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

    Was not given good nutrient guidelines after my ileostomy take down and release home.

  • Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

    good

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Feb 03, 2020

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    Very professional and gave good instructions for caring for my naval at home.

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

    He has been excellent.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Harzman has reported no relationships with companies or entities.