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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 medical specialist in general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Goaley takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Goaley attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, USS Nassau, LHA-4; Defense Meritorious Service Medal, DMRTI; and National Defense Service Ribbon, NWC, Newport, RI. Dr. Goaley speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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, who practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Custer attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow, American College of Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Sherrie Thomas works as a general surgeon. Dr. Thomas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained 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 for residency. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery, trauma surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1991-1992. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Specializes in General Surgery
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Karen Ni-Jones is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Ni-Jones takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Helmer has received the distinction of 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. Patients gave Dr. Howton an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Hoffman specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Waco, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoffman 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 is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Peterson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

Dr. William Turney works as a general surgeon. Dr. Turney takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 is a specialist in general surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnett takes. Dr. Burnett is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Dr. John Joseph M Iii Bawduniak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. John Bawduniak is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Bawduniak accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at 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 medical specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tullos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Todd Moffatt specializes in general surgery and practices in Waco, TX. He 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. Moffatt honors.

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

Dr. Danny Owens specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Owens attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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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.