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We found 9 general surgeons who accept Humana Platinum near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. George Letsou's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Letsou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamid-Kundi accepts. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (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. He practices in Baytown, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bechara is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Bechara is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bechara's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Lumsden specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lumsden graduated from The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Nurko is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Nurko's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Nurko has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bismuth's clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Bismuth is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard works as a heart surgeon, pediatric surgeon, and general surgeon in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pickard's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (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.