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We found 5 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Humana near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Paul Ross Senter, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Paul Senter's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Senter is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Senter include rectal surgery and colonoscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Senter has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Senter welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy

Dr. Lori Lynn Gordon, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Lori Gordon is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She works in Fort Worth, TX. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gordon graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gordon's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Wells Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 400
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jason Allen is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Allen graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Allen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Intestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Castillo specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Castillo's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Castillo completed a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Castillo welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glen Douglas Hooker, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Glen Hooker is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hooker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.