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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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Simmang is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Simmang completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. He 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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Lowney speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lowney is accepting 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. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bryan's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cox completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cox has received the following distinction: 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.