We found 9 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Green welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Altamirano Castaneda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Castaneda attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crudup attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Glen Hooker specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hooker include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eduardo Castillo's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. Dr. Castillo's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Castillo trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edwin Brooks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Brooks, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brooks honors. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy, hemicolectomy (right or left colectomy)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Leslie Reddell is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among her clinical interests: lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Reddell studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
1821 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins works as a general surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. Dr. Collins is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Trung D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
900 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen's specialty is general surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Colectomy?

Colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the colon, or the longest part of the large intestine. The colon may be affected by diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. In a colectomy, all or part of the colon that is infected, blocked, or cancerous is removed.

A colectomy may be performed by laparoscopic or open surgery. A laparoscopic colectomy requires several small cuts on the abdomen, and uses a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic colectomies are less invasive than open procedures. For some individuals, a laparoscopic colectomy may not be possible, and instead an open colectomy is performed. In an open colectomy, a large incision is made on the abdomen. Open colectomies typically require longer recovery periods.

After the incisions are made, a portion of the colon is removed, and the remaining ends of the colon are attached to each other in a procedure called anastomosis. Waste can continue to travel through your body as normal. However, in some situations, it may be necessary for the end of the colon to be attached to an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. This procedure is called an ostomy. Types of ostomies include:

  • Colostomy, in which the remaining portion of the colon is attached to the abdominal opening.
  • Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal opening.
An ostomy bag will be attached to the skin to collect waste. If the entire colon is removed, either an ileostomy is performed, or the small intestine is connected to the anus and waste may pass through as normal.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your colon will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the colon to heal following surgery.

A colectomy may take between one and four hours. Following your procedure, you will need to consume a liquid and low fiber diet before gradually returning to your normal diet. You will need to stay in the hospital for three to seven days for monitoring. Full recovery and return to normal activity may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

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