We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Simmang include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colon surgery. He accepts 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Jennifer Lowney works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lowney include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Lowney is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lowney's practice is open to new patients. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Bryan trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Bryan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Clifton Cox specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Southlake, TX. Dr. Cox attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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.
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