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Dr. Joshua Katz

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rockville, MD
28 years experience

Locations

Office

Rockville, MD

Address

9715 Medical Center Drive , Suite 233, Rockville, MD
Directions

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About

Bio

Joshua A. Katz is the Director of Montgomery Colorectal Surgery LLC. Dr Katz is board certified in both general surgery and in colon and rectal surgery . Prior to founding this practice, Dr Katz was an assistant professor and attending surgeon at the George Washington University Medical Center from July 2002 to August 2006. A double major in chemistry and biology, Dr. Katz graduated from Yale University cum laude. He obtained his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed a residency in general surgery at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. He also completed a Research Fellowship at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He then completed his clinical training with a Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Florida, and served an additional year as Clinical Associate for the Department of Colorectal Surgery. Dr. Katz’s professional memberships include the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, the Medical Advisory Boards of the Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Dr. Katz serves on the Web site Committee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the Education Committee for the American College of Gastroenterology. In addition, he sits on the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse Coordination Panel. An expert in Colon and Rectal surgery, Dr. Katz’s scientific publications can be found in Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Archives of Surgery, American Journal of Physiology, American Journal of Health -System Pharmacy. He has authored patient information and education packets titled “Understanding Colorectal Cancer Screening,” “Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” “Familial Adenomatous Polyposis,” “Colorectal Diseases,” “Fecal Incontinence,” “Ask the Doctor,” and “What’s Up Down There.” Dr. Katz is a frequent speaker upon surgery for inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal cancer, functional bowel disease and anorectal diseases.

Specialties
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Katz
Colon and Rectal Surgery 28 years experience
See your doctor: Did you really need a website to tell you this?
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Katz
Colon and Rectal Surgery 28 years experience
Not really: Laxative use should be directed by your doctor. Needing laxatives for more than two days should prompt a visit to your doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Katz
Colon and Rectal Surgery 28 years experience
None: It is far better to see you doctor than to self medicate there are many different possilbilities and degrees of severity.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Katz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Katz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 4, 2012
thanks
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Thank for the advice. I have a hunch its a case of this Govt. hospital trying to save money by giving me the BE instead of the Colonskpy.
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This saved my life. Thank You! I ALWAYS read or mess with my phone in there...
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 1993MD
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