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We found 9 providers matching colectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1420 Eighth Avenue; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Green's clinical interests include gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green takes. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. Dr. Castaneda accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Castaneda is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. 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
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Crudup include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, achalasia, 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. Crudup graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Crudup a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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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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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 practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brooks include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Brooks's training includes a residency program at Howard University Hospital. His professional 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins' specialty is general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Collins performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Collins has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
900 W Magnolia; Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen is a general surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Leslie Reddell specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddell accepts. Dr. Reddell attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She welcomes new patients.

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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.