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We found 11 providers matching colectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. David Cole Dyslin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
800 5th Avenue; Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. David Dyslin works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Mansfield, TX, and Arlington, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dyslin attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, Dr. Dyslin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Small Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup specializes in general surgery. Dr. Crudup's areas of expertise include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, achalasia, and open hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. 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. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crudup is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

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

Dr. Antonio Castaneda practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and trigger point injections. Dr. Castaneda is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Castaneda is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Mohs Surgery, Excision, Thoracotomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Green include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. In addition to English, Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)

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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. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Castillo trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Castillo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional 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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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

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

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

Dr. Mark Collins works as a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Collins graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Collins's 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. Michael Edwin Brooks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Brooks sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brooks is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting 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, Appendicitis, Excisional Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamad D Saad, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Urgent Care
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohamad Saad's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and urgent care; he sees patients in Arlington, TX and Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: inguinal hernia, thyroid cancer, and umbilical hernia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Garden City Hospital, Dr. Saad attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Saad welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (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. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Patients rated Dr. Nguyen highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices colon & rectal surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Hooker's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Hooker accepts 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)

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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. Her clinical interests include lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddell studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Reddell's 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.