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We found 131 general surgeons who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Dallas, TX.

Sumeet Teotia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sumeet Teotia practices plastic surgery and general surgery. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Teotia attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Teotia is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Oriyomi Odunlami Fayiga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Yomi Fayiga is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Waxahachie, TX, McKinney, TX, and Allen, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fayiga include colon problems, surgical procedures, and rectal problems. Dr. Fayiga 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Fayiga completed residency programs at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Baylor University Medical Center. He is conversant in Yoruba. Dr. Fayiga is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Colon Problems

James Thornton, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Thornton's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include general reconstruction, free flap breast reconstruction, and head and neck cancer reconstruction. Dr. Thornton is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thornton studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Burn Reconstruction, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, General Reconstruction, Free Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Dev Mahendra Desai, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dev Desai is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and transplant surgery. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Desai attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desai include heart transplant, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Dr. Desai honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include ASTS-Novartis Fellowship in Transplantation; International Pediatric Transplant Association Travel Grant; and Stanford University School of Medicine John Henry Smith Award. Dr. Desai is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Heart Transplant, Liver Transplant, Kidney Transplant

Dr. Stephen Mark Megison, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Megison specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Megison include surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Megison is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Megison completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Megison include: Texas Super Doctors; Resident Teaching Award; and Doctor-Patient Relationship Award Shreveport Medical Society. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Stanley Antonetti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
221 W Colorado; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Antonetti works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Antonetti is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antonetti takes. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Adam Craig Alder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Adam Alder specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hypothyroidism. Dr. Alder accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroiditis, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Eric Wolf, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Wolf practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Dallas, TX and Fort Sam Houston, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Wolf attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Health Care Heroes Outstanding Physician Award San Antonio Business Journal; Outstanding Teacher of the Year Department of Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch; and Medical Education Scholar University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Wolf is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Joseph Thomas Murphy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Murphy is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensivist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Murphy's clinical interests include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Murphy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murphy honors. His distinctions include: Snyder-Laycock Teaching Award, Department of Surgery; UTSW Medical Center at Dallas Teaching Award; and Excellence in Resident Teaching Award, Department of Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures

Dr. Herbert Arthur Iii Phelan III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard; E5-508
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Phelan is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Phelan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Phelan include: Outstanding achievement in student teaching Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Core clerkship teaching award Department of Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center; and Faculty Teaching Award Department of Surgery, UT-Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Peter Foglia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Foglia specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Foglia graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's National Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Golden Scalpel Award; Alpha Omega Alpha Georgetown University School of Medicine; and MD magna cum laude Georgetown University School of Medicine, Graudated with Honors in Surgery.

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Dr. Nancy Puzziferri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Puzziferri is a medical specialist in general surgery. Her areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic appendectomy. Dr. Puzziferri is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Puzziferri graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received distinctions including Student National Medical Association President's Award; Public Health Service Certificate of Recognition; and Un of Wisconsin Medical School Student Leadership and Service Award. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Leigh Diesen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Diana Diesen's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Diesen's clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and hypothyroidism. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diesen accepts.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Thyroiditis, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Catherine Slattery, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Oltmann, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Oltmann is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rachel Marie Zent, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3410 Worth Street; Suite 160
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rachel Zent practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Clinical interests for Dr. Zent include breast cancer surgery and breast cancer. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Zent takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3410 Worth Street; Suite 160
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Roberto Rodriguez-Ruesga works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He has a special interest in cancer surgery, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He 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. After attending Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and Butterworth Hospital. Dr. Rodriguez-Ruesga is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Robotic Surgery

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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.