Alan Harzman, MD
- Colon and Rectal Surgery
- General Surgery
Appointments: (614) 293-3230
About MeI 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.
- 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
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- General Surgery
- Pelvic Floor Disorders
- Appendix Cancer
- Anal Gland Cancer
- Fecal Incontinence
- Colorectal Surgery
- Anal Cancers
- Diverticulitis, Colonic
- Diverticulosis, Colonic
- Cecal Diseases
- Cecal Cancer
- Colitis, Ulcerative
- Colonic Polyps
- Colorectal Cancers
- Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
- Crohn Disease
- Diverticulum, Colon
- Gardner Syndrome
- Hirschsprung Disease
- Lynch Syndrome II
- Rectal Cancers
- Jejunal Cancers
- Rectovaginal Fistula
Locations Where I Practice
Education and Training
Washington University Hospital
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
7/1/2002 - 7/30/2006
Colon Rectal Surgery
Baylor University Medical Center
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2007
More About My Work
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery
Colon and Rectal Surgery
70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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4.8 out of 5
- Explains Things Clearly 4.9
- Listens Carefully 4.9
- Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
- Knows My Medical History 4.5
- Shows Respect 4.9
- Time Spent Together 4.9
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Harzman has reported no relationships with companies or entities.