We found 4 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Temple, TX.

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Dr. Jimmy Scott Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jimmy Thomas is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Thomas has received distinctions including Outstanding Surgery Faculty, TAMU HSC, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2008; Chief Resident, Scott & White Hospital, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, TX, 2002-2003; and Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal Problems, Colonoscopy, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajalakshmi Nair Warrier, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rajalakshmi Warrier is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colorectal surgery procedures, and rectal cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Warrier's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has received professional recognition including the following: Ruth Kirschstein National Research Service Award. Dr. Warrier (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam. Her professional affiliations include Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Diverticular Disease, Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry T Papaconstantinou, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Papaconstantinou is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Papaconstantinou completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Papaconstantinou has received distinctions including "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2016; Texas Super Doctors; and Student Teaching Award, UT Southwestern, Department of Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Papaconstantinou speaks Greek.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahila Essani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Rahila Essani is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In Dr. Essani's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Essani has received the distinction of Resident Teaching Award. In addition to English, Dr. Essani (or staff) speaks Urdu. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.
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