Alan Harzman

Alan Harzman, MD

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

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 America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017

Additional languages I speak

  • Spanish

Specialties and conditions I treat

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • General Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Anus Cancers
  • Diverticulitis, Colonic
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colostomy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Diverticulosis, Colonic
  • Cecal Diseases
  • Cecal Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Colonic Polyps
  • 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. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and training

Medical Degree

M.D.
Washington University Hospital
5/30/2001

Residency

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

More about my work

My background

Fellowship

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

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

32 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The patient satisfaction rating is an average of all 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
  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 5
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 5

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Harzman has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.