Adrienne Forstner-Barthell MD
A native of San Francisco, Dr. Forstner has lived all over the United States. She earned her medical degree at the Mayo Medical School, completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, and obtained specialized training in colon and rectal surgery in Orlando, Fl.
Board certified in general and colon and rectal surgery since 2006, Dr. Forstner pioneered an incision-less technique to remove rectal masses. She specializes in advanced laparoscopic techniques and is a founding member of the Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona. She spends her time outside of work singing at her church, hiking, traveling, and working on her Spanish.
"I find that being a colon and rectal surgeon allows me to deal compassionately with a diversity of problems and interventions ranging from hemorrhoids to cancer and from colonoscopies to minimally invasive laparoscopic abdominal surgery."

Office Locations:
Thunderbird Office - Building G
Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona - Glendale
Colon and Rectal Center of Arizona - Phoenix

Currently Accepting New Patients? Yes


American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
American Medical Association
Christian Medical and Dental Association
Society of American gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
Arizona Associated Surgeons
Phoenix Magazine "Top Doc"

Professional Activities:

Chair of the Cancer Committee, Banner Thunderbird Hospital
Member of Medical Executive Committee, Banner Thunderbird Hospital
Member of Professional Outreach Committee, ASCRS

Adrienne Forstner-Barthell MD
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