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We found 3 general surgeons who accept Humana HMO Premier near Johnson City, TN.

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Dr. Scott O Caudle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
189 Corporate Drive; Suite 10
Johnson City, TN

Dr. Scott Caudle is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Caudle is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Medicare Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery
Johnson City, TN

Dr. Ariel Spencer is a general surgery specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spencer graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
408 N State of Franklin Road; Suite 31
Johnson City, TN

Dr. Melissa Powell's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Powell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.