We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Grapevine, TX.

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Dr. Clifford L Simmang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Simmang sees patients in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colon surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Simmang attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Simmang has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids

Dr. Michael William William, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bryan is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Bryan include diverticular disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, and colorectal cancer screening. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Southlake. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Bryan's training includes a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bryan accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer K Lowney, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lowney attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lowney is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, and Texas Health Plano. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifton Lyndell Cox II, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
300 S. Nolen Drive; Suite 100
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Clifton Cox is a colon and rectal surgeon in Southlake, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cox attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cox's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Texas Health Southlake.

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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.
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