We found 7 colon and rectal surgeons who accept United Healthcare near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Azimuddin trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Azimuddin include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Azimuddin is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Pidala studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pidala include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pidala has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pidala has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newton is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Newton attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Isaacson is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Isaacson has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is accepting 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 specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Kim attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, and colon problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kim has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Japanese. He 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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Raphaeli include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Raphaeli is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Raphaeli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Diego C Marines Copado, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17183 Interstate 45 S.; Suite 530
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Diego Marines specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Marines is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marines include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and incontinence. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marines is a graduate of Autonomous University of Tamaulipas. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (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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