We found 8 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His training includes residency programs at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Azimuddin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic 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, 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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Pidala is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Pidala has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pidala welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Terah Isaacson is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. 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. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Isaacson 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. Dr. Isaacson has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Newton specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. He 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Newton include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Patient reviews placed Dr. Newton at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Newton is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Junuk Kim sees patients in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, and colon problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He 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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Raphaeli average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Raphaeli (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. 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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 550
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jean Knapps sees patients in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knapps include colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. He honors MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Knapps's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Houston Northwest Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Diego Marines is a colon and rectal surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Marines's clinical interests: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and incontinence. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marines honors. Dr. Marines welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Tamaulipas.

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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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