We found 40 general surgeons who accept Cigna Connect Flex Gold 1500 near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Kamal Ghaleb Khalil, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Khalil's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. Dr. Khalil is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Khalil attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khalil (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16659 Southwest Frwy; Suite 561
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Swarna Balasubramaniam, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Balasubramaniam's areas of expertise include the following: warts, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balasubramaniam speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6620 Main Street; St. 1225
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Letsou's clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Elizabeth Terese Bonefas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6800 West Loop S; #520
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bonefas works as a general surgeon in Bellaire, TX. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Bonefas's areas of expertise include the following: breast pain, lymphadenectomy (lymph node dissection), and biopsy. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Baylor Clinic, and Park Plaza Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Bonefas trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Breast Pain, Lymphadenectomy, Breast-Conserving Surgery, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hazim Jawad Safi, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hazim Safi is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Safi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Safi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Safi attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Marfan Syndrome, Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Terah Christina Isaacson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7850 Fannin; Suite 303
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terah Isaacson practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Isaacson is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Isaacson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Sheila M Coogan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6700 West Loop South; Suite 520
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Coogan specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coogan takes. Dr. Coogan attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at Huron Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Renal Artery Stenosis, Carotid Artery Disease, Dialysis, Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Dr. Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6400 Fanin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Charlton-Ouw graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Research, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Hemodialysis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7900 Fannin; Suite 2700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Haas graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patients rated Dr. Haas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Buckminster John Farrow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
915 Gessner Road; Suite 301
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Buckminster Farrow sees patients in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include amputees, minor surgery, and lung surgery. Dr. Farrow is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Farrow is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7777 Southwest Frwy.; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher works as a general surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Fisher a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Fisher completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Joseph Aramburo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Aramburo is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Aramburo's education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aramburo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Appendectomy, Small Intestine Disorders, Breast Cancer

Dr. Dieu rick Rick Quang Rick Ngo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dieu Ngo is a specialist in general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Ngo's clinical interests: amputees, kidney stones, and minor surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Ngo attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alexander Peterkin Iii III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 860
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Peterkin is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterkin include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Peterkin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
920 Frostwood Drive; Suite 620
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm practices general surgery in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Bluhm's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bluhm has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Bluhm trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly S Dempsey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Dempsey's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Dempsey graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dempsey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Breast Cancer Surgery, ... (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.