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We found 22 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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Khalil's clinical interests include peripheral bypass surgery, tracheostomy, and heart surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Polyclinic Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with Cairo University, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Khalil attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Khalil (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Khalil is 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 is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Letsou is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sheila Coogan, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Humble, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Before performing her residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Coogan attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coogan takes. She is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital, Memorial Hermann, 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Charlton-Ouw's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Charlton-Ouw attended Harvard Medical School. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Clinical interests: Bypass Surgery, Research, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, Hemodialysis, Spine Problems, ... (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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Houston, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Safi's clinical interests encompass heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Safi is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Safi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Eric Haas is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Haas's clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Haas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Terah Isaacson works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Isaacson focuses on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Isaacson is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Isaacson's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Isaacson has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Kelly Dempsey works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dempsey include breast biopsy, breast cancer surgery, and laparoscopic colectomy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Dempsey is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Anne Le is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Le is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Le honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Etter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Paul James is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. James include laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. James takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. James speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Ali Mahmood practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahmood include colon cancer, incontinence, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mahmood is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Mahmood's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Mahmood welcomes new patients.

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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 is a general surgeon in Houston, TX. Her clinical interests include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and skin biopsy. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vega Vega graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Vega Vega's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Houston, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Murillo performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nurko average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nurko's clinical interests: ablation, aortic aneurysm, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Nurko honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Anahuac Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Cesar Nahas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cesar Nahas is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Nahas's clinical interests include mitral valve disease, carotid endarterectomy, and coronary artery disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nahas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Mitral Valve Disease, Carotid Endarterectomy, Coronary Artery Disease

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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.