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., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Irving, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laparoscopic splenectomy, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and morbid obesity. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Green graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Travis Crudup practices general surgery in Fort Worth, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Crudup include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crudup honors. Dr. Crudup's practice is open to new patients. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio Altamirano Castaneda, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 777
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Castaneda is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castaneda include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), tissue transfer, and heller myotomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Castaneda is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Hemorrhoidectomy, Colectomy, Burns, Kidney Transplant, Heller Myotomy, Mohs ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eduardo Castillo is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Castillo is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Castillo attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillo takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Leslie Reddell is a specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). She works in Fort Worth, TX. Her areas of expertise include lipoma, colectomy (colon resection), and incisional hernia. Her professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Dr. Reddell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colectomy (colon resection)

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

Dr. Glen Douglas Hooker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Glen Hooker is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hooker include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Hooker graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hooker's office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Brooks' area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: tissue transfer, inguinal hernia, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Brooks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He welcomes 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
1821 8th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mark Collins works as a general surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Collins attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, thyroid problems, and open hernia repair. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Collins has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

Dr. Trung D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
900 W Magnolia Avenue; Suite 201
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Trung Nguyen's area of specialization is general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nguyen trained at St. Joseph's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Nguyen an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, ... (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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