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We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice 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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Simmang include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Simmang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Simmang has received the following distinction: 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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Lowney completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lowney's office for an appointment.

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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 surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Bryan is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 honors. His practice 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 is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cox is 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.