Alan Harzman

Alan Harzman, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Physician
4.8 out of 5
  • 123 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 33 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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.
  • 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

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

Education History

Baylor University Medical Center

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Washington University Hospital

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

Colon and Rectal Surgery


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.

123 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 Aug 26, 2019

    Personable, gave me information I had not received up to this point in my long search for answers.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    If, I have to have surgery again, I'm going to Columbus & ask for Dr. Harzman.

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

    Very good

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

    Very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2019

    All good.

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2019

    Dr. Harzman is one of my top 5 doctors @ O.S.U Wex.

  • 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.

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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.