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About Dr. Brett T Gemlo

Dr. Brett T Gemlo, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Paul, MN. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Colon and Rectal Surgery. Dr. Gemlo is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gemlo has received 4 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

28 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Brett T Gemlo is Great. Dr. Brett T Gemlo has been rated by 28 patients. From those 28 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Brett T Gemlo is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES

1983 Sloan Pl Ste 11
Saint Paul, MN 55117
(651) 312-1620

Specialties

Dr. Brett T Gemlo has the following 1 specialty

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Brett T Gemlo has the following 15 expertise

  • Bowel Resection
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Rectal Pain
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Scoliosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy

Board Certifications

Dr. Brett T Gemlo is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Five Stars

Dr.Gemlo impressed us with his spirit of confidence , care and warm hearted welcome. We immediately felt a comforting presence and complete peaceful assurance . We knew God led us to him. The surgery was a success and the outcome was a thankful one. We would highly recommend Dr. Brent Gemlo to all we know. We will continue to speak highly of this wonderful Doctor who made us feel like his own family . He had more like a father's healing touch that made our journey fearless. Hope and faith bought us into his good hands and we will be forever thankful for his gift.

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Five Stars

Saved my life, what more can I say!

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Underdiagnosed and poor surgeon

I would NEVER recommend Dr. Gemlo to anyone. He underdiagnosed me and my sphincterplasty surgery results were horrible. I had to go to Rochester Mayo so they could redo the surgery but they could only do so much at that point. Dr. Gemlo should have brought in a plastic surgeon to my surgery to rebuild up my vaginal wall but completely "overlooked" that part of the surgery which Mayo told me they weren't sure why he miss this. Then his sphincterplasty surgery made my incontinence 4x as worse as it was before the surgery so I had to go on stool hardeners after the surgery because so much fecal matter was falling out of me. Thanks a lot Dr. Gemlo. I will suffer the rest of my life because of you. Avoid him.

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Fabulous doctor, both in skills and bedside manner

I live 80 miles from the cities, but was referred to Dr. Gemlo by my proctologist, as I needed a specialist to treat my problem. My doctor said he was referring me to him because he was not only a good surgeon, but also a nice guy with good bedside manner. Being a 19 year old female with an embarrassing colorectal problem, I greatly appreciated how kind he was to me. I ended up being in the hospital for 8 days after my surgery, and Dr. Gemlo took such good care of me while I was an inpatient. The whole experience greatly inspired me to go into medicine so I could give back and take good care of others. It's now 7 years later and I'm only a few months away from my med school graduation. Throughout my clinical rotations I've worked with many different doctors, and Dr. Gemlo is by far one of the best I've ever seen with bedside manner. I highly recommend.

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Five Stars

I have known him for a long time and he has been nothing the best doctor.

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  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Gemlo is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1982

  • Ucsf Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Brett T Gemlo accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Minnesota
    • BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
    • BCBS MN BluePrint
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Medica
    • Medica Fairview and N Memorial Vantage
  • Preferred One
    • Preferred One PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Medica Choice
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

COLON & RECTAL SURGERY ASSOCIATES, 1983 Sloan Pl Ste 11, Saint Paul, MN
Uploaded January 1, 2012

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