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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 works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Waco, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's residency program. Dr. Goaley accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, USS Nassau, LHA-4; Defense Meritorious Service Medal, DMRTI; and National Defense Service Ribbon, NWC, Newport, RI. In addition to English, Dr. Goaley speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Custer studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His distinctions include: 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 practices general surgery in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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. 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 works as a general surgeon, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Waco, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Rush-Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1991-1992. Dr. Smith is professionally 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 specialist in general surgery. She works in Waco, TX. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at 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 works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Waco, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Waco, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Howton 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. Gayland Sims' area of specialization is general surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sims honors. He graduated from 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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Waco, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hoffman studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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 practices general surgery and trauma surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peterson attended medical school at 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. Dr. Turney graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for 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. Karen Burnett sees patients in Waco, TX and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is general surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burnett accepts. She graduated from 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Tullos attended medical school at 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 takes.

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

Dr. Todd Moffatt is a physician who specializes in general surgery. 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 accepts.

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

Dr. Danny Owens is a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. Dr. Owens accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He 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.