Our Surgeons

Marc S. Goldblatt, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S

Marc S. Goldblatt, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.

Doctor Goldblatt attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for his undergraduate degree. Following medical school at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, he took his general surgery internship and residency at New York Medical College. He finished his training with a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, MA in 1976.

Doctor Goldblatt is board certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Doctor Goldblatt is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is past president of the Phoenix Gastroenterology Society and a member of Maricopa County Medical Society, Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the St. Marks’ Society in London, England. He has been named a Phoenix “Top Doc” for many consecutive years.

Doctor Goldlatt is an attending participant in the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program and the Family Practice Residency Programs, both at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. He has been in private practice in Phoenix since 1977.

In addition to the full gamut of anorectal disease, Doctor Goldblatt has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of anal dysplasia (pre-cancer) using high resolution anoscopy (microscopic view of the anal area) to diagnose and care for these conditions.


Stephen E. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.

Doctor Brown attained his undergraduate degree at Hillsdale College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and graduated in 1982. Doctor Brown fulfilled his internship and residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Ohio Affiliated Hospitals and completed a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1989.

Doctor Brown is board certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a Fellow in both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Doctor Brown is currently Chief of Staff at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. Additionally, at Banner Good Samaritan, he is a member of the Executive Committee, Surgical Care Improvement Study, OR Committee, and is past Chairman of the Surgery Committee. Doctor Brown is a clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Doctor Brown is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Arizona Medical Association, Maricopa County Medical Society, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Phoenix Gastroenterological Society. He has received the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award and has been named a Phoenix “Top Doc” for many years.

Doctor Brown was a member of the Health Care Advisory Council to the Honorable Matt Salmon and is a volunteer physician at the Neighborhood Christian Clinic and the WellCare Foundation. He is on the Board of Directors at Mt. Nebo Prison Ministry and the Scholarship Committee of Arizona Families for Home Education.

Doctor Brown has been published in Colon and Rectal Surgery, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Contemporary Surgery. He has offered numerous presentations on colon and rectal diseases, treatment, and surgeries both locally and nationally. He has been in private practice in Phoenix since 1989.

He has taken a special interest in minimally invasive treatment of colon and rectal polyps and cancer, Crohn’s disease and benign anorectal disease. State of the art evaluation and treatment of fecal incontinence and constipation is offered including anorectal ultrasound, Solesta injections and sacral nerve stimulation. Surgeries also include Transanal Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization (THD) and Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS).


Lynn J. Calcote, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.

Doctor Calcote obtained his undergraduate degree at South Dakota State University in 1998, where he graduated with “high honors.” He obtained his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in 2003. Doctor Calcote then performed a one year general surgery internship at Rush University Medical Center. He went on to complete his general surgery residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency program. Additionally, he has spent much time in rural underserved areas, treating patients as a locum tenens with Keystone Healthcare Management in the emergency department. During this time period, he also completed reserve officer training and volunteered with Hinds County S.W.A.T. In 2013-2014, he decided to pursue his interest in colon and rectal surgery. He was accepted into the University of Southern California’s colorectal surgery training program, one of the country’s most competitive colorectal fellowship positions. After completing this subspecialty training in 2013, he practiced colon and rectal surgery with Colon and Rectal Surgeons of Kansas City before joining Affiliated Colon and Rectal Surgeons in Phoenix, Arizona.

Doctor Calcote is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery for the University of Arizona, a member of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Doctor Calcote has earned a reputation for spending extra time with his patients. He is committed to patient autonomy and participation in the decision making process for his or her treatment plan, based upon understanding of the medical condition and treatment options.

Doctor Calcote has taken a special interest in the extensive application of laparoscopy to colon and rectal surgery. This is also known as “keyhole” or “minimally invasive” surgery. He was fortunate enough to spend a year mentoring under one of the world’s most esteemed laparoscopic colorectal surgeons at U.S.C. Doctor Calcote takes pride in performing “pure” laparoscopic procedures, as opposed to other styles of surgery, which are often referred to as “laparoscopic” by other colon and rectal surgeons. Often, those procedures are actually hybrid operations requiring a larger incision through which a portion of the operation is performed. Doctor Calcote’s laparoscopic techniques are not only used to treat benign processes such as diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, and inflammatory bowel disease with ileal pouch anal anastomosis (“J Pouch”), but also to in the treatment of malignant disease, such as colon and rectal cancer. Although Doctor Calcote is dedicated to laparoscopic and ostomy-free technique, his ultimate priority is always patient safety and eradication of disease, even when that means using traditional surgical technique and creating an ostomy.

In addition to advanced laparoscopy and open, abdominal colorectal surgery, Doctor Calcote treats the complete spectrum of anorectal diseases by way of in-office and operating room procedures. He also treats patients non-surgically, whenever this can be safely and effectively pursued. Doctor Calcote spends time one-on-one with every patient. He believes that long-term outcomes can often be improved through proper education and counseling on concepts such as dietary modification and proper stooling technique. When appropriate, he utilizes endo-anal and endo-rectal ultrasound. Doctor Calcote also performs both basic colonoscopy and colonoscopy with complex polyp removal for many non-cancerous polyps, which are too large to be removed using traditional polypectomy techniques and which would otherwise necessitate a major abdominal operation. When not at work, Doctor Calcote enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children. Beyond this, he can typically be found cycling the roads and mountains of Arizona or staying sharp at the shooting range.