Dr. John Otis Waits M.D.
Colon and Rectal Surgeon1325 MCFARLAND BLVD NORTHPORT AL, 35476
Dr. John Waits is a colon and rectal surgeon practicing in Tuscaloosa, AL. Dr. Waits specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. As a colon and rectal surgeon, Dr. Waits often treats conditions like rectal cancer, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, anal fissures and diverticulitis. Colon and rectal surgeons may be referred to you by your gastroenterologist if your doctor believes you need a surgical procedure.
Education and Training
University of Alabama School of Medicine 1974
Colon & Rectal SurgeryAmerican Board of Colon & Rectal SurgeryABCRS
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
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- Vascular Disease
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- What Is an Anal Fissure?
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- Colon Cancer
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- What is a Virtual Colonoscopy?
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