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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
(423) 543-8619; (423) 926-2400

Dr. Scott Caudle is a general surgery specialist in Elizabethton, TN and Johnson City, TN. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Caudle has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and more. Dr. Caudle is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in General Surgery
Johnson City, TN
(423) 439-7201

Dr. Ariel Spencer is a general surgery specialist in Johnson City, TN. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Spencer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Critical Care (Intensive Care Medicine), General Surgery
408 N State of Franklin Road; Suite 31
Johnson City, TN
(423) 431-2477

Dr. Melissa Powell works as a general surgeon and intensivist in Johnson City, TN. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell takes. She graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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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.