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Dr. David P Bliss Jr has 3 locations
4125 Briargate Pkwy Unit 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
7609 Preston Rd
Plano, TX 75024
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Dr. David P Bliss Jr has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Surgery
A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.<br>Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.
Dr. David P Bliss Jr has the following 3 expertise
- Thoracic/Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
- Newborn Medicine (Neonatology)
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Self-verified patient of Dr. David P Bliss Jr - Posted on April 24th, 2014
My daughter was treated by Dr. Bliss for a bowel obstruction. Initially, she seemed to have done well through the surgery; however, on day 2, she suddenly became overcome with excruciating pain. He kept telling me she was fine and "it was too early for an infection." Almost 48 hours after the pain started, I called another physician and she recommended my child be taken back to surgery. The anesthesiologist looked at my daughter and told me she would likely not survive the procedure due to her condition. Once she was opened, they discovered she had 2000cc of feces in her abdominal cavity. Her bowel had leaked. She was admitted to PICU in gravely ill condition and suffered from many health issues for the next 2 months. At one point, she started pouring feces out of her abdominal incision and, again, Dr. Bliss tried to dismiss it. He said, "It is just a fistula, put a bag on it." I demanded another surgeon. He became angry (I was angrier). The new surgeon said she needed to be taken back and, again, her bowel was leaking. Dr. Bliss told me her tissue was healthy and he didn't understand why she kept leaking; however, while they were getting her settled back in PICU, the anesthesiologist told me her intestines were literally like wet tissue paper and to expect more problems. I have been a health care professional for 28 years and I have NEVER encountered such an uncaring, dangerous surgeon as this man. Thankfully, I was able to find a different surgeon who has cleaned up the mess and has enabled my daughter to live.
Dr. Bliss is great!
Self-verified patient of Dr. David P Bliss Jr - Posted on February 28th, 2012
Callous and condescending
Self-verified patient of Dr. David P Bliss Jr - Posted on November 17th, 2011
I took my 1 year old to see Dr. Bliss at the recommendation of his urologist. We were able to get an immediate appointment, which is always nice, but that was about the only good part of this visit. Dr. Bliss was quick to dismiss my concerns and did not listen to a word I said. His tone was very condescending throughout my visit. When he was pressing on my son's abdomen, my son was screaming and shaking. It took me and a nurse to hold him down yet Dr. Bliss kept saying that he was just mad, not in any pain. He told me he was not able to feel the lump that two previous doctors had felt and told me that there was nothing wrong. Even though he couldn't feel the lump, believed my son was not in pain and thought there to be nothing wrong, he still wanted to send us for an ultrasound. I asked about other testing options, as the previous ultrasound was excruciating for my son due to his tender abdomen. I was told that any other options were not acceptable and that "He may not like it, but he'll just have to deal with it." Between my two children, they have had 4 surgeries and seen countless specialists in the last year. I have never felt the way I felt during this visit. I have never left an appointment in tears and I have never NOT returned to a doctor....until now. I will absolutely, under no condition be returning to Dr. Bliss.
33 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Dr. David P Bliss Jr Accepts the Following Insurance
- Anthem CO Blue Priority HMO
- Anthem CO Blue Priority PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana Colorado HMOx
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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