We found 2 general surgeons who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 with IVF near El Paso, TX.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1700 Murchison; #211
El Paso, TX

Dr. Thomas Pester's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatrics
1700 N Mesa
El Paso, TX

Dr. Benjamin Clapp specializes in general surgery and bariatrics (obesity treatment) and practices in El Paso, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Clapp is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Maricopa Medical Center's residency program.

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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.
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