We found 4 general surgeons who accept Medicare near Elkins, WV.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
911 Gorman Avenue; Suite 103
Elkkns, WV
 

Dr. Buchanan Dugan specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In Dr. Dugan's practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
911 Gorman Avenue; Suite 103
Elkins, WV
 

Dr. Kerry Rodgers specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodgers is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV
 

Dr. Christine Evankovich-Edwards is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Evankovich-Edwards graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV
 

Dr. Amy Bair specializes in general surgery and practices in Elkins, WV and Huntington, WV. Dr. Bair takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards 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.
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