We found 3 general surgeons who accept United Healthcare Choice near Killeen, TX.

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Dr. Maria A Provost, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 330
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Maria Provost's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Provost's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures and colorectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Provost attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Rahila Essani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Rahila Essani, who practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Essani is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Essani (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Dr. Joseph P Jeanette II, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2301 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 230
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Jeanette, who practices in Killeen, TX, Georgetown, TX, and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Jeanette studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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