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We found 8 general surgeons who accept United Healthcare Silver near Abilene, TX.

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Dr. Richard Charles Frazee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1665 Antilley Road; Suite 150
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Richard Frazee specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery and practices in Abilene, TX and Temple, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Frazee is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Colectomy, Breast Cancer, Trauma

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Specializes in General Surgery
6250 Regional Plaza; Suite 1010
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. James Yost sees patients in Abilene, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Yost honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
6250 Regional Plaza; Suite 1010
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. John Cole practices general surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cole graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1680 Antilley Road; Suite 100
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Scott Carpenter's specialty is general surgery. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1100 North 19th; Suite 3g
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Leigh Taliaferro works as a general surgeon in Abilene, TX. Dr. Taliaferro takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Nancy Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
950 N. 19th Street; 200
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Wong specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Wong attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1100 N 19th Street; Suite 4d
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Vernon Williams is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1100 N 19th Street; Suite 4g
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Kathryn Norton is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Abilene, TX. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.