We found 2 trauma surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Kourosh Keyhani D.O.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery
average rating 3.31 stars (16 ratings)
1631 North Loop W; Suite 610
Houston, TX

Dr. Kourosh Keyhani's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of peripheral artery disease (PAD), spider veins, and limb preservation. Dr. Keyhani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Keyhani attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spider Veins, Peripheral Artery Disease, Limb Preservation, Varicose Veins, Endovascular Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
6431 Fannin Street; Msb 4.022
Houston, TX

Dr. William Beck is a general surgeon and trauma surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Beck accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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What is Trauma Surgery?

Accidents and injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under 40. When injuries are severe enough to require emergency surgery, patients may be treated by a trauma surgeon, a doctor who specializes in providing surgical help to save critically injured patients.

Due to the nature of their work, trauma surgeons are most often located in emergency departments of hospitals. The specialty is closely related to emergency medicine and acute care surgery, but trauma surgery specifically focuses on surgical care needed to repair sudden and unexpected physical injuries.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and procedures that a trauma surgeon might see include:
  • Blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot, stab wound, or deep cut
  • Crushing trauma, such as some work or machinery accidents
  • Severe burns
  • Tracheostomy, an emergency surgery to open a blocked airway

Trauma surgeons work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens, that arrive in the emergency room. They do the critical work of resuscitating and stabilizing patients who may be near death. They are able to make quick decisions about what care is needed and the best way to provide it. By providing urgent expertise and surgery in an emergency, they save lives.
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