George G. Zainea

George G. Zainea, M.D.

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Provider Type: Physician

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Locations

  • General Surgery
    4201 Campus Ridge Drive
    Suite 2000
    Midland, Michigan 48640

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Biography

George Zainea, M.D., is a colon and rectal surgeon with MidMichigan Physicians Group Surgery Specialists. Dr. Zainea initially trained to be a general surgeon and practiced at MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland for several years, until he was asked to participate in a fellowship in colorectal surgery.

“The fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital was superb,” Dr. Zainea said. “It taught me the best way to deal with any type of colorectal disease, and allowed me to experience many different surgical approaches.”

Colon and rectal surgeons are experts in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of colon and rectal problems. They have completed advanced training in the treatment of colon and rectal conditions, in addition to full training in general surgery. Colon and rectal surgeons treat benign and malignant conditions, perform routine screening examinations and surgically treat problems when necessary.

Dr. Zainea has dedicated his practice to colorectal surgery. “It is very gratifying to watch my patients recover and feel better after they have had a procedure for inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer or diverticulitis.” he said.

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Zainea believes in preventive medicine and an important aspect of his practice is performing colonoscopies. He is adamant that everyone over the age of 50 should be screened to detect colorectal cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death in men and women.

“Not screening is not an option,” Dr. Zainea said. “While there are different methods of screening, the gold standard is a colonoscopy. Undergoing this procedure is the best prevention for this deadly disease.”

Special Interests and Procedures

In addition to performing colonoscopies, Dr. Zainea specializes in laparoscopic-assisted colectomy, as well as treating and managing diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon and rectal cancers, fecal incontinence and hemorrhoids.

Gender

  • Male

Year Began Practicing

  • 1990

Board Certified

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery

Languages

  • English

Education

Medical School

1986
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

Internships

1987
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

Residency

1990
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI, SURGERY

Fellowship

1995
Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY

Clinical Interests & Special Procedures

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Colectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Management
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Crohn'S Disease
  • Colon & Rectal Cancer

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow - American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Michigan State Medical Society
  • Midland County Medical Society

Participating Insurances*

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Trust PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional
  • Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage HMO
  • PACE Central Michigan (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina - Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Blue Care Network
  • Priority Health HMO
  • Priority Health PPO
  • TriCare for Life
  • Humana Medicare Advantage HMO/PPO
  • ConnectCare - Northwood University
  • ConnectCare - MidMichigan Health
  • McLaren Health Plan - Medicaid
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • HAP Medicare Advantage HMO
  • HAP Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna Better Health - Medicaid
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • ASR PPO
  • Priority Health Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Cofinity
  • US Health and Life
  • TriCare Standard & Extra
  • Meridian Health Plan - Medicaid

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Specialty

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology & Hepatology (digestive system)

Employed By

MidMichigan Physicians Group

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