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

Dr. Buchanan Merryman Dugan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
911 Gorman Avenue; Suite 103
Elkkns, WV
 

Dr. Buchanan Dugan is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Dugan attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Dugan has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal surgery. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

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

Dr. Kerry Rodgers is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Rodgers accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV
 

Dr. Christine Evankovich-Edwards' area of specialization is general surgery. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Evankovich-Edwards takes. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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Specializes in General Surgery
812 Gorman Avenue
Elkins, WV
 

Dr. Amy Bair practices general surgery. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at 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.