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We found 6 colon and rectal surgeons who accept United Healthcare near The Woodlands, 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. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Pidala's areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pidala obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Newton average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Newton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newton studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Newton speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Bleeding, Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, ... (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. 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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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.