Alan Harzman

Alan Harzman, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery

4.8 out of 5
  • 91 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 31 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

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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Washington University School of Medicine, 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

American Board of Surgery
12/14/2016

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.

91 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

    Wonderful surgeon! Have already recommended him.

  • Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

    I wouldn't trust anyone else but Dr. Harzman!

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

    On time... efficient... friendly... knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2021

    Very good listener - I read his notes and he seemed to get everything pertinent down in writing.

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

    The care provider was very professional and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

    Dr. Harzman was over the top. he listened very well and was easy to communicate with. Dr. Harzman has compassion.

  • Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

    He was clearly very busy and must have had many appointments. He was knowledgeable and paid close attention to my verbal history. He was polite. I would have appreciated more time to ask a few important questions as well as more detailed explanations from him. Basically, the time with my provider was too rushed.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

    Needs to spend a little more time on explanations.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Harzman has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Association of Surgical Education Foundation