We found 9 providers with an interest in colectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr. M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 3.41 stars (6 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Green's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic splenectomy, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and morbid obesity. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Dr. Green speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Dallas. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Travis Wolfe Crudup M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. Dr. Crudup's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Crudup attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Crudup's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio A. Castaneda M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda works as a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and heller myotomy. Dr. Castaneda takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Castaneda attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Castaneda is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Colectomy, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs Surgery, Excision, Mastectomy, Open Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Castillo practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fort Worth, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. Dr. Castillo is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Castillo completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Castillo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Leslie Reddell's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, open inguinal hernia repair, and umbilical hernia. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddell attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Glen D. Hooker MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Glen Hooker is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hooker's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hooker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Michael E. Brooks MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2260 College Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Brooks is a general surgery specialist. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Brooks's areas of expertise include tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. His professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Brooks's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection), laparoscopic colectomy, hemicolectomy (right or left colectomy)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.71 stars (7 ratings)
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins' area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Collins attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Collins honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Minimally ... (Read more)

Trung D. Nguyen MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (4 ratings)
900 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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What is Colectomy?

Colectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the colon, or the longest part of the large intestine. The colon may be affected by diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. In a colectomy, all or part of the colon that is infected, blocked, or cancerous is removed.

A colectomy may be performed by laparoscopic or open surgery. A laparoscopic colectomy requires several small cuts on the abdomen, and uses a thin tube with a camera, called a laparoscope. Laparoscopic colectomies are less invasive than open procedures. For some individuals, a laparoscopic colectomy may not be possible, and instead an open colectomy is performed. In an open colectomy, a large incision is made on the abdomen. Open colectomies typically require longer recovery periods.

After the incisions are made, a portion of the colon is removed, and the remaining ends of the colon are attached to each other in a procedure called anastomosis. Waste can continue to travel through your body as normal. However, in some situations, it may be necessary for the end of the colon to be attached to an opening in the abdomen, called a stoma. This procedure is called an ostomy. Types of ostomies include:

  • Colostomy, in which the remaining portion of the colon is attached to the abdominal opening.
  • Ileostomy, in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal opening.
An ostomy bag will be attached to the skin to collect waste. If the entire colon is removed, either an ileostomy is performed, or the small intestine is connected to the anus and waste may pass through as normal.

Stomas may be permanent or temporary. If the stoma is temporary, the ends of your colon will be rejoined in a later procedure. Temporary stomas are generally used to allow time for the colon to heal following surgery.

A colectomy may take between one and four hours. Following your procedure, you will need to consume a liquid and low fiber diet before gradually returning to your normal diet. You will need to stay in the hospital for three to seven days for monitoring. Full recovery and return to normal activity may take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

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