We found 23 general surgeons who accept Cigna Silver near Houston, TX.

Dr. Kamal Ghaleb Khalil, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamal Khalil's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. Dr. Khalil is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Khalil attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Khalil (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Letsou's clinical interests include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Letsou takes. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hazim Jawad Safi, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hazim Safi is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Safi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Safi accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Safi attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Marfan Syndrome, Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Terah Christina Isaacson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7580 Fannin Street; Suite 303
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terah Isaacson practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Isaacson is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Isaacson completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Sheila M Coogan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sheila Coogan specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coogan takes. Dr. Coogan attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at Huron Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Renal Artery Stenosis, Carotid Artery Disease, Dialysis, Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Dr. Kristofer M Charlton-Ouw, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kristofer Charlton-Ouw's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Charlton-Ouw graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Research, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Hemodialysis, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Haas graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patients rated Dr. Haas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Jerrall James, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul James is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. James include laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Dr. James trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. James accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Kelly S Dempsey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Dempsey's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Dempsey graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dempsey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Breast Cancer Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2530 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Pina is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pina is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Thi Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7900 Fannin; Suite 2700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anne Le works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Le's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Specializes in General Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elegy Etter works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Etter honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Etter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Dr. Ali Mahmood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Mahmood's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Pearland, TX, and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mahmood's clinical interests include colon cancer, incontinence, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Mahmood welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Mahmood has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega practices general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Vega Vega include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Vega Vega attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vega Vega is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Skin Biopsy, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1602
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Murillo's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Murillo takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Murillo attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Dr. Jacobo Nurko, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jacobo Nurko is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nurko include ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. Dr. Nurko is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nurko is a graduate of the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Wounds, Varicose ... (Read more)

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.