September 24, 2013 | David DiPino | Tenet Florida Physician Services

Tenet Florida Physician Services welcomes board-certified surgeon specializing in colorectal surgery to West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, FL – Colorectal surgeon Hayder H. Al-Azzawi, M.D., opens his practice on the campus of Good Samaritan Medical Center where he specializes in colorectal cancer and anus, colon and rectum disorders. As a colorectal specialist, Dr. Al-Azzawi specifically concentrates on anal, colon and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence and benign anorectal diseases (hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and anal fistula). Dr. Al-Azzawi is board-certified with the American Board of Surgery and is also on-staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Dr. Al-Azzawi completed his Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. Prior to that, he finished his residency and internship in general surgery at Indiana University in Indianapolis, Indiana. While he was a General Surgery Resident at Indiana University in 2009, Dr. Al-Azzawi won the Willis D. Gatch Award from the American College of Surgeons- Indiana Chapter. The Willis D. Gatch Award is given each year to the top-four surgical resident written research papers and oral presentations from Indiana University.  Dr. Al-Azzawi attended medical school at the Baghdad University, College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq. He is also bilingual in Arabic and English.

Dr. Al-Azzawi is a current member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. His past experience includes nearly a decade of research on benign and malignant gastrointestinal research topics. Since 2009, Dr. Al-Azzawi has shared his research with presentations on the pancreatic cancer, laparoscopic colon and rectal resection, and fecal incontinence. Dr. Al-Azzawi has also co-authored over a dozen research publications since 2006 in several medical and surgical journals on topics ranging from colorectal surgery to gastrointestinal surgery and gallbladder surgery, and pancreatic cancer.

About Tenet Florida Physician Services

Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties since 2007. TFPS physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 263,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes. TFPS physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care. Our mission is to improve the life of every patient who enters our doors. Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.

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