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Surgery: Colon & Rectal Surgery (Colorectal) Expert Witnesses

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260 Lee St. North
Lewisburg WV 24901
USA
phone: 404-680-9898
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Stephen Cohen Colon Rectal Surgery Expert PhotoStephen M. Cohen, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, has over 25 years of experience and is double board certified in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal surgery. In his new position, Dr. Cohen is leading the way for improved surgical care in Southern West Virginia. He is starting a new surgical program while utilizing his general surgery, endoscopy, and leadership skills as Director of Acute Care Surgery at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Cohen was the first Board certified colon and rectal surgeon for the southern crescent area in Atlanta, Georgia. Many of his patients travel long distances to receive his high quality care, due to his unique ability to put patients and family at ease during difficult and often stressful times. Dr. Cohen is an innovator, pioneer, and pacesetter of emerging, developing, and innovative colorectal techniques. Painless hemorrhoid treatments, state-of-the-art incontinence procedures, and new paradigms in postoperative care are several of the interests that Dr. Cohen's patients receive in his quest to identify the newest and most advanced treatments available.

An Associate Professor at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cohen is active in teaching, educating, and collaborating with students and physicians both domestically and internationally, in which his passion is advocating for advances in colorectal diagnosis and treatment, promoting quality access, and maintaining affordability in the current healthcare debate.

Dr. Cohen's Medical Legal Intoduction


Litigation Support - Dr. Stephen Cohen is a leader in the field of colon and rectal surgery. He prides himself on keeping abreast about evidence-based medicine, and is a consultant for many medical-legal cases that require his particular skills for a fair and just review.

Dr. Cohen has provided litigation support services to the legal industry for over 12 years. He has given over 100 depositions and made over 20 court appearances. ability to teach and educate a jury. His expertise is available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Infections
  • General Surgery
  • Colon / Rectal Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • View Dr. Cohen's Consulting Profile.
    Medical malpractice is defined by Merriam-Webster as careless, wrong, or illegal actions by a doctor who is performing a professional duty. Most medical-legal cases are settled for a variety of reasons, however, those cases that make it to a court of law rely on experts to teach, train, and educate the jury.

    I was recently involved in a medical malpractice case that went against the physician. Remember, most malpractice cases are brought against a physician is in reality bad outcomes, as no one in the medical profession attempts to do the wrong thing to anyone. In this particular case, however, lack of communication and common sense led to a favorable plaintiff's verdict.

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    Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS
    Atlanta GA USA
    phone: 404-561-7316
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    Cheickna Diarra, MD, FACS, has over 13 years of experience trained in minimally invasive general surgery, bariatric surgery, and robotic surgery. He maintains a full time practice working as a minimally invasive general surgeon / robotic surgeon at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta, Georgia.

    He is skilled in minimally invasive general surgery techniques, acute care surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Diarra has strong expertise in patient safety, bile duct injuries, bowel injury, and intraoperative complications. Having served as vice chief of surgery and as a member of the medical executive committee at Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad, New Mexico, he has dealt with numerous cases of medical negligence, patient injury, and other medico-legal issues.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Diarra provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defense attorneys. He has been deposed, examined, and cross-examined many times. Dr. Diarra is an experienced chart reviewer and offers written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed. He is licensed to practice in Georgia and New Mexico, and speaks English, French, and conversational Spanish.

    *Expert professional opinions expressed by Dr. Diarra are based on his own personal capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of Kaiser Permanente / The Southeast Permanente Medical Group (TSPMG)

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • General Surgery
    • Gallbladder Surgery Complications
    • Bariatric Surgery
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Upper and Lower Endoscopy
  • Complex Hernia Surgery
  • Bile Duct Injury
  • Bowel Injury
  • Medical Error Prevention / Patient Safety