We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Jimmy Scott Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jimmy Thomas practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Thomas include: Alpha Omega Alpha; Raleigh R. White Award for Surgery; and Chief Resident, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 2002-2003.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajalakshmi Nair Warrier, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rajalakshmi Warrier's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Warrier (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warrier include diverticular disease, colorectal surgery procedures, and rectal cancer. Dr. Warrier is professionally affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Warrier completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry T Papaconstantinou, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Temple, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Papaconstantinou attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures and gastrointestinal cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Student Teaching Award, UT Southwestern, Department of Surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Papaconstantinou is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahila Essani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rahila Essani specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, Dr. Essani focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Essani trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Essani (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Essani is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

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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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