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We found 17 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Waco, TX.

Dr. Thomas John Goaley Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
Hillcrest Baptist Med Center
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Goaley is a Waco, TX physician who specializes in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Goaley's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goaley accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goaley include: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, USS Nassau, LHA-4; Defense Meritorious Service Medal, DMRTI; and National Defense Service Ribbon, NWC, Newport, RI.

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Clinical interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, Tracheostomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Monford Daniel Iii Custer III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Monford Custer sees patients in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Custer has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow, American College of Surgeons. Dr. Custer is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Appendectomy, Hepatoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherrie Parker Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Sherrie Thomas is a general surgeon. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Dr. Ted Ray Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Building 1, Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Ted Smith practices general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Waco, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1991-1992. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
7125 New Sanger; Suite D
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Richard Helmer is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Waco, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Helmer attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
7110 Sanger Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Johnny Howton practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Waco, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howton honors. Dr. Howton attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Gayland Sims' specialty is general surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. David Hoffman's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Hoffman studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Suite 102
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Scott Peterson specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. William Turney's specialty is general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Turney takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Surgery
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Karen Ni-Jones is a general surgery specialist in Waco, TX. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Karen Burnett practices general surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnett takes. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in General Surgery
2201 Macarthur; Suite 2200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Tullos is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Tullos graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tullos accepts.

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Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Todd Moffatt is a specialist in general surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Danny Owens practices general surgery and trauma surgery in Waco, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. John Bawduniak is a general surgeon. Dr. Bawduniak is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.