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We found 6 general surgeons who accept Aetna EPO near Baytown, TX.

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Letsou is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Fares Bechara, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Bechara's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Bechara is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bechara accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Clinical interests: Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery, Vasculitis, Varicose Veins, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Boyd Lumsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Alan Lumsden's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Dr. Lumsden is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lumsden is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacobo Nurko, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4301 Garth Road; Suite 212-independence Plaza 2
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jacobo Nurko is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nurko average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nurko's clinical interests: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Wounds, Varicose ... (Read more)

Dr. Jean Bismuth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Jean Bismuth's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Bismuth is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Bismuth is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Brain AVM, Valvuloplasty, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 211; Independence Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Kim attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (Read 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.