Seema Izfar, MD, FACS, FASCRS

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Locations

7940 Floyd Curl Drive, Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78229
Phone: (210) 212-6202
Fax: (210) 585-4285

225 E Sonterra Blvd., Suite 215
San Antonio, TX 78258

16977 I-35 North, Suite 280
Schertz, TX 78215

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.7 out of 5
340 Ratings
113 Comments

Dr. Izfar is board certified in Colon and Rectal Surgery and General Surgery. She specializes in minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic and robotic surgery and TAMIS (transanal minimally invasive surgery), and performs the majority of her surgeries in this manner. Dr. Izfar has a special interest in treatment of colorectal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, and pelvic floor disorders, such as fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. Dr. Izfar also specializes in minimally invasive treatment of hemorrhoids.

Highly educated and trained in colon and rectal surgery, Dr. Seema Izfar also is a published researcher. A native of Texas and board certified in general surgery and colorectal surgery, Dr. Izfar was the first surgeon in San Antonio trained in Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery, an advanced surgical technique to remove benign and early stage tumors of the rectum.

Medical Education/Training

  • Fellowship - Colon and Rectal Surgery, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL
  • Chief Resident - General Surgery Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Residency/Internship - General Surgery, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Santa Barbara, CA
  • Medical School - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Dallas, TX
  • College - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Surgery - Diplomate
  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery - Diplomate
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of Gatsrointestinal and Edoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.7
Provider showed concern
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Provider explained things clearly
4.7
Provider included you in decisions
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.6
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Dec 1, 2021
Your all soo wonderful. Keep up the amazing work. GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Dec 1, 2021
Great
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Great
Dec 1, 2021
Good
Dec 1, 2021
Dr. Izfar is the best!
Dec 1, 2021
Walls were so thin you could hear grievances by other patients.
Dec 1, 2021
Wait was horrible!!
Dec 1, 2021
The staff are great including the Dr. But the wait time was ridiculous.
Dec 1, 2021
I am truly disappointed about the ridiculous wait time. The Dr. Told me it's crazy how people are willing to wait because of hemorrhoids.
Dec 1, 2021
I am truly disappointed about the ridiculous wait time. The Dr. Told me it's crazy how people are willing to wait because of hemorrhoids.
Nov 24, 2021
Found out did not need to have Appt w doctor
Nov 22, 2021
Love Dr Itzfar
Nov 22, 2021
Contacting the office by phone is not very good.
Nov 20, 2021
Beyond perfection. Wouldn't want anybody else at this point.
Nov 20, 2021
Great again
Nov 20, 2021
Perfect here.
Nov 20, 2021
More perfection.
Nov 20, 2021
Was hard to schedule. But everything else was perfection.
Nov 18, 2021
Have consistently had trouble getting office staff to return calls after leaving messages.
Nov 18, 2021
Dr.Izfar is amazing. Finally first Dr to listen to me and fix me. I feel Great!
Nov 12, 2021
Did phon apply not virtual
Nov 12, 2021
Dr Izfaar is THE BEST, she has always take care of me in an excellent manner, I recommend her to everyone
Nov 11, 2021
The wait for pre-admitting was a little over 30 minutes. When I made the appointment for admitting/proof of covid vaccine, I was led to believe that it wouldn't take long. When I was called in to give information at the admitting office, I was told it would take around 2 hours.
Nov 11, 2021
Its very hard to get ahold of office to answer questions
Nov 10, 2021
Doctor had many patients. Had to wait longer than normal
Nov 9, 2021
Highly recommend the entire staff and Dr Izfar
Nov 9, 2021
Highly recommend Dr Seema Izfar and her staff.
Nov 9, 2021
Great staff and nurse. Always courteous and calming to patient
Nov 9, 2021
Excellent professional service!
Nov 9, 2021
Waiting as long as all the patients had to wait. Plus not enough seating made my visit very unpleasant. Plus having the TV in the waiting room on a daily soap opera was not very pleasant. Some of those soap opera's are morally correct. That needs to be looked into as the not enough seating. Being at a doctor's office for 3 hours is not acceptable to myself or anyone that was there to see the doctor.
Nov 9, 2021
Very thorough in her explanations.
Nov 9, 2021
Very good experience, loved the doctor, very informative and made me feel comfortable
Nov 8, 2021
Again, the wait time.
Nov 8, 2021
Wait times and speed of complete service leaves a lot to be desired.
Sep 28, 2021
They were fine, except for the fact they have not contacted me about scheduling the procedure.
Sep 28, 2021
Registered online and had trouble answering the questions because some were multiple choice and did not apply. Other questions were not applicable to me, but there was no way to indicate that.
Sep 28, 2021
I was told that the scheduler for my colonoscopy was not in the office that day, but would call me to schedule the procedure. To date, I have not been called.
Sep 23, 2021
Excellent help
Sep 23, 2021
Everyone is so nice
Sep 22, 2021
I was 15 minutes early to my appointment just as asked. Then I sat for over 1 1/2 hours to actually see the doctor. The office has a policy that if you are late after 15 minutes then the appointment is rescheduled. What about my time? It is just important as the doctor's time. Waiting that long after the scheduled appointment is totally unacceptable.
Sep 22, 2021
I was 15 minutes early to my appointment just as asked. Then I sat for over 1 1/2 hours to actually see the doctor. The office has a policy that if you are late after 15 minutes then the appointment is rescheduled. What about my time? It is just important as the doctor's time. Waiting that long after the scheduled appointment is totally unacceptable.
Sep 22, 2021
Dr.Izfar is very friendly and attentive! Had a great experience on my first visit!
Sep 22, 2021
She was hurried, moving quickly.
Sep 20, 2021
Dr. Izfar and Shannon are excellent!
Sep 16, 2021
My appointment was at 9:00 I left at 10:30
Sep 10, 2021
The wait was quite long. However, the dr. And the rest of the staff were very nice.
Sep 10, 2021
It seemed like they were overbooked. A lot of people in the waiting room. Not enough chairs, people sitting on floor and in the hall.
Sep 8, 2021
Excellent bedside manner
Sep 7, 2021
Services received from staff was great
Sep 7, 2021
Services were great
Sep 7, 2021
Doctor provided health information which was great.
Sep 7, 2021
Great experience
Sep 7, 2021
Great service received from staff
Sep 7, 2021
Incredible staff
Sep 7, 2021
The staff was super helpful and very nice
Sep 7, 2021
Prompt & efficient
Sep 7, 2021
Masks ridiculous.
Sep 7, 2021
Good listener.
Sep 7, 2021
Cannot access portal. Timely apt hard to get!
Sep 7, 2021
No place to lay down!
Sep 2, 2021
The woman at the registration desk (can't remember her name) gave me water since I had taken the bus and then welled to office. She went above and beyond.
Aug 30, 2021
My experience has been nothing but stellar. I had a cancerous polyp removed during my first ever colonoscopy. Dr. Izfar was not the surgeon I was referred to but was the Dr. I found during my own research. A big THANK YOU to Shannon, Dr. Izfar's nurse for getting me in with Dr. Izfar so quickly despite her full calendar. And where to begin in regards to Dr. Izfar. I know I was sent to her by God. Dr. Izfar had a plan for me since before she entered the room. She was sure about what needed to be done and communicated that to me without overloading me with useless information. Besides her exceptional skills, her kindness and empathy stood out. She took all my fears and I knew I was in the best hands possible. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Izfar and will sing her praises wherever I go.
Aug 30, 2021
My experience has been nothing but stellar. I had a cancerous polyp removed during my first ever colonoscopy. Dr. Izfar was not the surgeon I was referred to but was the Dr. I found during my own research. A big THANK YOU to Shannon, Dr. Izfar's nurse for getting me in with Dr. Izfar so quickly despite her full calendar. And where to begin in regards to Dr. Izfar. I know I was sent to her by God. Dr. Izfar had a plan for me since before she entered the room. She was sure about what needed to be done and communicated that to me without overloading me with useless information. Besides her exceptional skills, her kindness and empathy stood out. She took all my fears and I knew I was in the best hands possible. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Izfar and will sing her praises wherever I go.
Aug 30, 2021
My experience has been nothing but stellar. I had a cancerous polyp removed during my first ever colonoscopy. Dr. Izfar was not the surgeon I was referred to but was the Dr. I found during my own research. A big THANK YOU to Shannon, Dr. Izfar's nurse for getting me in with Dr. Izfar so quickly despite her full calendar. And where to begin in regards to Dr. Izfar. I know I was sent to her by God. Dr. Izfar had a plan for me since before she entered the room. She was sure about what needed to be done and communicated that to me without overloading me with useless information. Besides her exceptional skills, her kindness and empathy stood out. She took all my fears and I knew I was in the best hands possible. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Izfar and will sing her praises wherever I go.
Aug 27, 2021
The office wait was too long
Aug 27, 2021
The wait time at the office was way too long
Aug 27, 2021
Was very attentive and concerned with my issues.
Aug 27, 2021
I have anxiety so it was hard for me. But they did what they could to help me. And tried there best to get me in.
Aug 27, 2021
Very pleased with everyone.
Aug 27, 2021
Very kind and punctual.
Aug 27, 2021
Sometimes it's difficult to get someone on phone. Front desk stated they are short on staff.
Aug 26, 2021
I waited longer this time. My appointment was at 2:45 pm and I didn't get to see the doctor until nearly 4:00 pm. Since weHave to pay for parking, theCost of parking gets higher. Need to help with parking charge or charge less for time.
Aug 26, 2021
There was a sign at the front desk apologizing for the wait that was due to a staffing shortage. The person at the front desk was outstanding. Dr. Izfar is always patient and more than willing to take the time to explain things. Absolutely love her!
Aug 24, 2021
Check in was great, but contacting thru staff post procedure was awful. Dr said she would send in a 5%. Lidocaine for me electronically. It never happened. I called twice to leave a message for the ma/Rn and never received a response. I called a third time and spoke to the front office. I received nothing but " attitude " from the woman I spoke with. She basically called me a liar. She said there was no record of my previous calls and that prescription refills take 24-48 hours to refill. I informed her that this was not a refil but a prescription at time of treatment. Needless to say, my pharmacy never received the request. Basically the woman left me hanging. I have a follow up with Dr. And will bring it up with her also.
Aug 21, 2021
Very good
Aug 21, 2021
Very good
Aug 21, 2021
Very good
Aug 21, 2021
Very good
Aug 21, 2021
Very good
Aug 21, 2021
Very giod
Aug 20, 2021
I could give more details if this survey came right after my procedure. I have forgotten names.
Aug 20, 2021
3 hours total for a COVID test was horrible n frustrating
Aug 20, 2021
Took 2 hours for a COVID test on 2/17. Ridiculous. No one called me or would answer phone or return calls
Aug 19, 2021
Left the office feeling confident I was in good hands.
Aug 19, 2021
Doctor's attention and care at exam gave me the confidence needed to continue with her as my surgeon.
Aug 19, 2021
Day 1: Receptionist did not advise of medical emergency reason for doctor running behind. Day 2: No delays, appointment ran much more quickly.
Aug 19, 2021
The place was very clean and the staff is very efficient I
Aug 19, 2021
Rated ease of contacting a 2 because I was unable to get through on the phone I had to book a appointment online.
Aug 18, 2021
I purchased the item I was informed to get. Though I wanted the generic brand. I was told to get back with the doctor. After getting back and receiving items from the office. I was told that I lost my money because the product purchased, I was not allowed to return or get my money back from the pharmacy. This money was to purchase my follow up visit if I was able to get my funds back. The pharmacy declined.
Aug 18, 2021
I just hate that I lost funds to the pharmacy
Aug 18, 2021
Our visit was only by phone.
Aug 18, 2021
The appointment went very well and it was easy to arrange.
Aug 17, 2021
Excellent.
Aug 17, 2021
Felt very comfortable.
Aug 17, 2021
Very polite and professional.
Aug 17, 2021
Worth the wait
Aug 17, 2021
I traveled from Laredo and although I had to wait longer than expected, it was worth the wait. Dr and office staff were very professional and polite.
Aug 17, 2021
Good experience.
Aug 17, 2021
Good experience.
Aug 17, 2021
All is Good.
Aug 17, 2021
Good experience.
Aug 17, 2021
Timing was Good.
Aug 17, 2021
Good experience. Doctor has a kind heart and she knows what she is doing. Thank God for her.
Aug 17, 2021
My favorite Dr, Bob's too!!
Aug 8, 2021
Excellent service
Aug 8, 2021
Not a better Doctor I know
Aug 8, 2021
Dr. Izfar's and her staff set the standards for others to follow
Aug 8, 2021
Excellent staff
Aug 8, 2021
Overall great experience. Unable to call directly to the Shertz location challenging. Too many calls going to one location.
Aug 8, 2021
Dr Izfar is amazing and best surgeon ever!!! Joe at the front desk so helpful and great personality!!!
Aug 6, 2021
Could not reach the doctor when told to call