We found 14 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Shenandoah, TX.

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin's clinical interests include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His medical residency was performed at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kitten attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kitten's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kitten honors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mettauer takes. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Terah Christina Isaacson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St. Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Terah Isaacson sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. In Dr. Isaacson's practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Isaacson welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Junuk Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
129 Vision Park Boulevard; Suite 212
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Junuk Kim's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, and colon problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Japanese. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Stomach Cancer, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Singh Gill, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 460
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Paul Gill is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Gill is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gill honors. Dr. Gill has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Dr. Jose Ruben R Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
17600 Interstate 45 South
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jose Rodriguez is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rodriguez attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez accepts.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures

Dr. John Woodhouse William Iii Davis III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9201 Pinecroft Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. John Davis specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. 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 a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Davis completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Jon-Cecil Martin Walkes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 210
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes' specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Walkes is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Lee Hubbard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 220
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Alan Hubbard practices general surgery in The Woodlands, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Hubbard is 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in breast cancer, endocrine surgery, and hernia. Dr. Hubbard honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hubbard's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Tal R Raphaeli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Tal Raphaeli's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Raphaeli's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Raphaeli include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Raphaeli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Raphaeli attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
26400 Kuykendahl Road; Building A, Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Henry Hansen's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hansen graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
9303 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 350
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Peter Morgan sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Morgan has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan accepts. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Dr. Jeffrey Gilbert Ii Lind II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine
9595 Six Pines Drive; Suite 6250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lind's specialties are plastic surgery, general surgery, and emergency medicine. Dr. Lind attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lind average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and 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.