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

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Dr. Harry Troy 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. In his practice, Dr. Papaconstantinou focuses on colorectal surgery procedures and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 professionally 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. Jimmy Scott Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. J. Thomas practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Temple, TX. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. Dr. Thomas has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha; Raleigh R. White Award for Surgery; and Chief Resident, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, 2002-2003. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 sees patients in Temple, TX. Her medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: diverticular disease, colorectal surgery procedures, and rectal cancer. Dr. Warrier is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has received the distinction of Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award. In addition to English, Dr. Warrier (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Warrier is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Rahila Essani is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Essani is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Essani's education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Essani (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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.