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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. Letsou is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Letsou is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program.

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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, who practices in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Aquino average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Carlos Bechara's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Bechara's areas of expertise include angioplasty, heart surgery, and carotid endarterectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Bechara is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bechara takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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 is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Pina include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Pina is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pina accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamid-Kundi studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Lumsden's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lumsden include renal angioplasty, heart problems, and stroke. Patient ratings for Dr. Lumsden average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lumsden 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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Nurko's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Nurko has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko's practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and angioplasty. Dr. Bismuth has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Health Sciences. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bismuth's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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.