We found 4 trauma surgeons who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Wendell Drew Fielder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
601 E 15th Street; Department of Surgery Education
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Wendell Fielder's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fielder takes. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Fielder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colonoscopy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jayson David Aydelotte, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
1400 N I-35; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jayson Aydelotte works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. He is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Dr. Aydelotte's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Carlos V.R. Brown, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Brown's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of bowel surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and hernia surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In addition to English, Dr. Brown speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bowel Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar Rios II, Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
313 E 12th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Rios specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery and practices in Austin, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. Dr. Rios accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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What is Trauma Surgery?

Accidents and injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under 40. When injuries are severe enough to require emergency surgery, patients may be treated by a trauma surgeon, a doctor who specializes in providing surgical help to save critically injured patients.

Due to the nature of their work, trauma surgeons are most often located in emergency departments of hospitals. The specialty is closely related to emergency medicine and acute care surgery, but trauma surgery specifically focuses on surgical care needed to repair sudden and unexpected physical injuries.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and procedures that a trauma surgeon might see include:
  • Blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot, stab wound, or deep cut
  • Crushing trauma, such as some work or machinery accidents
  • Severe burns
  • Tracheostomy, an emergency surgery to open a blocked airway

Trauma surgeons work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens, that arrive in the emergency room. They do the critical work of resuscitating and stabilizing patients who may be near death. They are able to make quick decisions about what care is needed and the best way to provide it. By providing urgent expertise and surgery in an emergency, they save lives.
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