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

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

Dr. Clifford Simmang works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simmang include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Simmang takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Simmang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Jennifer Lowney is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowney takes. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Lowney is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Lowney's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Bryan is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Bryan's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Bryan attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Bryan is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Clifton Lyndell Ii Cox II, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 320
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifton Cox's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Cox's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital 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.