Texas Surgeons

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  1. skagirlkc

    skagirlkc New Member

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    Texas - Central

    I finally reached my 6 wk post op moment - it's offical - so here's my blurb about a good doctor....

    I went to Dr. Douglas Cummins, General Surgeon, in the Central Texas Colorectal & General Surgery Center, Waco, Texas.
    254.754.1522 office
    254.754.1974 fax
    3115 Pine, Suite 803
    Waco, Texas 76708

    I was referred to him via my mother's experience with his cohort in the same office. Anyway, he immediately identified my PC, explained what it was, why it was, etc, and that it needed to be removed and how he would go about doing that. He was very compassionate and calm and friendly in both consultation and pre/post op.

    I have NO reservation about recommending him to anyone. His office was 100 miles away from where I live, but only about 15 from my parents' place. I am very glad I went to him and not anyone else.

    Even the nurses at the surgery center were telling my mother and I that he is the kind of doctor that doesnt mind the nurses, or others calling him at any time to ask questions about or for a patient. He is committed.

    Please ask me any questions you might have if you are considering going to him...

    It doesnt seem like anyone or many are in my area... but maybe this will give someone hope.
     
  2. chill

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    San Antonio, Texas

    Dr. Gary Hall did my 2nd surgery. It's been almost a year and all is well. Great Dr.

    Anyone that knows San Antonio, his office is on Stone Oak Parkway, as well as the day surgery hospital. Both were excellent.
     
  3. Anonymous

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    Houston Area Doctor

    I had surgery about 4 months ago in Pasadena (just outside of Houston, TX) at Bayshore Surgery Center. I went to Dr. Glenn Garner who is a Board Certified general surgeon. He was very nice and answered all my questions. He let me know all my options and did not talk down to me (I look young for my age, 23.) The staff there is exceptional! They even numbed my arm before they put the I.V. in! My surgery started on time and everything was very effecient. I am shy and don't generally like doctors, but this was a good experience.:D
     
  4. Anonymous

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    Austin, TX

    Dr Jeff Meynig just removed my PC two weeks ago. The surgery and everything else went off perfectly. His office assistants are wonderful and knowledgeable. They are specialists in this area of the body, so I am sure if you spoke with any of the doctors in this office that would all be able to help you, but Dr Meynig is the one who did my surgery. Their phone number is 512-458-3279. Ask for Stephanie and let her know that Will Mitchell sent you. I don't get any kickbacks, but I had asked her if I could post Dr Meynig's name on this site and I want them to know that it is working.
     
  5. idale

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    Another recommendation here in Austin (since insurance coverage varies -- don't think Dr. Meynig was an option for me) is Dr. John Mangione. He performed my excision a little over 6 weeks ago, and has always been nothing but the most caring medical practitioner I've come across that I can recall. He told me about the condition (though I did already know some from research), and stepped me through all of the options that were available (including living with it), with the pros and cons of each. He always made sure that I was well-informed so I could make my own decision about which route I wanted to take. He's had followups scheduled to check my progress, and talked about options for assisting healing, just in case it didn't proceed to everyone's satisfaction, but was never interested in having me do something if my healing was proceeding on its own.

    All in all, I'd recommend him to anyone. If he's on your insurance's List, you can't go wrong. He even saw me after office hours on the day I called in asking to set up an appointment to get my cyst looked at (since it was draining more than usual). Can't think of many doctors who would do that.

    From his card:

    John S. Mangione, M.D., P.A., F.A.C.S.
    Diplomate:
    American Board of Surgery
    American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery

    512-418-1979. He's just off Far West and MoPac in the HealthSouth surgical office building. What's neat is I just looked at the list of covered providers, saw who was accepting patients, and called the closest one. And hit the jackpot. [8D] (Don't really know anyone who has needed a colorectal person before, so I was pretty much on my own.)
     
  6. Anonymous

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    Lubbock, TX

    If you're looking for a doctor in Lubbock, Dr. Turlapati R. Rao is your man. This guy is amazing. I'm not exaggerating when I say it hurt less than popping a pimple. This is my third day day after surgery and I still can't believe how painless this whole process has been. I have taken two pain killer pills, but it was only because I expected pain. But it never came. Not even during changing the dressing. I have just had no pain at all. Unbelievable.

    In addition to how professional Dr. Rao is, he's also a very positive and friendly man. At first I thought he was just trying to cheer me up when he would say I should expect minimal pain. But now, I know he was serious. Thank you, Dr. Rao!
     
  7. indian1

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    I am about to take my excision with Dr. William Robertson in Austin, TX.

    He told me that he would be using just a local.

    How different is the IV+local compared against the general. Tried to talked to Dr. John Mangione in Austin, TX and found out from his nurse that IV+local is what is used for this procedure (She also mentioned that since this is done at a hospital, i will be able to talk to an anesthesia person).

    i will verify with Dr. Robertson whether he will be just using a loacl or IV+local.

    To be fair, i have been careful in keeping the Cyst open and removing the pus+blood while bathing everyday. It has remained
    comparatively small (about 1/2 inch wide and about 1 inch long). Two flare-ups. one of them is completely closed.

    many thanks for helping me!
     
  8. idale

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    Responded to the email you sent me. :)

    But for the benefit of anyone reading this (and to add any information based on their experience) I'll put the short form here. :)

    I don't think that full general is used anymore (at least not for most things). Instead you get the MAC, which I think is sort of like a local anesthetic plus IV to shut your brain down (may be wrong, though). Regular local was an option for me, though it may have just been if I had opted for an incision in his office (instead of the outpatient excision procedure that we decided was best for me). You'll definitely want to clarify whether it's just local, or if you'll get the IV as well. I know some people prefer to go in with as little in the way of "drugs" as possible, but me I love them. Just annoyed the heck out of my wife when I asked her the same question countless times in a row because I still had no memory capacity. [:?]

    Oh, and I did forget to say that yes, if you get the IV, the anesthesiologist will come by to talk to you while you're waiting to be rolled in. They hook you up to the IV to let it get you prepped, and they should ask you if you have any questions or concerns. Unless I'm remembering wrong, I had the procedure at the Seton on 38th near Lamar, and everyone there did a fantastic job of being helpful and courteous.

    Good luck with your procedure, let everyone know how it went, and if you have any more questions, feel free to email me more. [x0x]
     
  9. Jetter2

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    Dallas, Tx surgeon

    ++Dr. Robert Cloud MD, FACS, FACRS++
    This man is a teriffic doctor. He explains everything from the very get go, and is very personal with you. The one thing I was most impressed with was his openess to discuss ALL and EVERY option avaible to you. He is a teriffic person and I would reccomend him to ANYONE in the North Texas Area. D-Magazine rated him as the top Colo-Rectal surgeon in the area, and from my expirence with him, I couldn't agree more!!

    You can visit his website and get all the contact information and address' at http://www.colonandrectalsurgery.com
     
  10. Anonymous

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    Hi Jetter-

    Is this the only doctor you visiting in the DFW area? I live in Fort Worth and have a seen a Colon doctor over here.

    Did you have surgery with Dr. Cloud?

    Thanks!! Russell
     
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    Yeah Dr. Cloud chopped out my cyst and I am 98% healed up! I have this one little hole left(that I will soo be applying Multidex to) and im sure within a week I will be all healed up =]
     
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    Still no problems.. Keeping my fingers crossed!
     
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    Just following up on this because I know many of you will be sceptical (I know I was when Dr. Rao told me it would be no problem). It's been a year and a half now and everything has gone perfectly well. I'm NORMAL now.

    There was an incident where a blood vessel stuck to the dressing and I had a bleeder once. But a quick visit to Dr. Rao and he fixed it right up with a thing that kind of irons the skin. It stung a bit, but was really minimal pain.

    The reason I'm back here now is that I feel very lucky and grateful to have had Dr. Rao as my surgeon and I feel the least I can do is recommend him to others. Also, because I know many of you reading this would wonder what happened after the first three days.
     
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    Fantastic Doctor In Dallas/arlington Area

    I used Dr. Padmanabhan in Arlington 817-466-7400 for my surgery. He was able to quickly diagnose the problem, and explained step by step what to expect. He was so easy going and friendly. I felt completely comfortable around him. The nurses at the surgery center told me he was a very down to earth kind of guy, and all of his patients loved him. I can see why!! I have been without a cyst for a year now, and I owe it all to Dr. P. I would send anyone I know to this guy, he is great!! I have heard many horror stories about docs who misdiagnose this, and do not treat it properly, which leads to repeat cysts. I would definitely recommend finding a doctor who has experience with this. Good luck to all who read this....
     
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    Good doctor in Ft. Worth, Texas

    My son recently had surgery to remove a pilonidal cyst. Everything went amazingly well. Dr. Paul Senter did the surgery. He was easy to talk to and has a great nurse. I highly recommend him.

    Paul R Senter, MD
    1325 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 400
    Fort Worth, TX
     
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    I had my closed excision procedure done in Lubbock, Texas by Dr. Arledge at Grace Surgical Center. She did a great job on the procedure and now (18 days post op) not any signs of infection or any issues.
     
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    Houston Surgeon - Dr. Michael Snyder
    I'd like to add a recommendation for folks residing in Houston: Dr. Michael Snyder with the Colon & Rectal Clinic of Houston.

    I've had two pilonidal abscesses and a chronically infected sinus tract for 5 months. Before seeing Dr. Snyder, I visited a general surgeon who recommended a deep and wide excision of all the affected tissue. When I asked how often he performed this surgery, his response was that he's only done a few because it's a simple procedure that "doesn't really interest him." (At least he was honest, I guess!) I decided to look for a different surgeon and was thankful to find Dr. Snyder who seemed to be very knowledgeable in this condition.

    Rather than a wide excision, he simply "unroofed" the sinus tract, excised two pits and cleared out any debris. I was in and out of the outpatient surgery center within a couple hours and have had almost no pain. The incision is about 1/2 in deep by 3 in long and was left open. Considering this was my first surgery, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I'm grateful for Dr. Snyder and glad that I took the time to find a surgeon that I was comfortable with.
     
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    Thank you!, I need this surgery done so i will definitely look him up. : )
     
  19. LauraS

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    Houston, TX Surgeon:
    I had my Pilonidal cyst excise by Dr. Daniel Albo, a Colorectal surgeon affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The surgery was done well and follow up visits were all good, too. He answered all my questions and his nurse is also very helpful. I would recommend him.
     
  20. Robert Eden

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    DFW, Dallas, McKinney - Dr David Lambert

    I recently (12 days ago) had a cleft lift procedure performed by Dr David Lambert in McKinney at the McKinney Surgery Center (45 miles from home)

    My colorectal guy wanted to do the normal open wound procedure, but I didn't want an open wound. I found Dr Lambert in this site's surgeon list and decided to give it a shot.

    I'm not eloquent enough to properly express my gratitude to Dr Lambert (and this site). The pain and recovery from my first PC and draining was much worse than the corrective surgery! Even after the procedure, I had very little discomfort and now (12 days later), the draining has almost completely stopped and I'm cleared for everything.
    • Dr Lambert's office staff is great, didn't have to wait ages for appointments.
    • Appointment times are real, very short waits in the office.
    • His spends as much time as you need to explain the procedure, complications, and what to expect.
    • The surgery center was just as good... very little waiting, fantastic staff, no wasteful paperwork
    • Not only was his recovery expectations minor, actual recovery was even easier!
    My only complaint is Dr Lambert is 45 miles (1-1:30 hours) away from me. But I guess that's really my fault. :) Hopefully, I won't need a surgeon again, but if I do, I'll be driving north!
    Robert
     

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