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, Other
1420 Eighth Avenue; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon 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. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Green is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Green is open to 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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Castaneda's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castaneda accepts. He is accepting 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
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Crudup's clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Crudup's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

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

Dr. Eduardo Castillo practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Castillo's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Brooks specializes in general surgery. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Brooks completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Brooks include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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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
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins is a general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Collins graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Collins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

Dr. Trung Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
900 W Magnolia; Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen is a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

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

Dr. Glen Hooker's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hooker include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Hooker trained at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency.

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

Dr. Leslie Reddell's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddell include lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddell is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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