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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    1 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • United Healthcare
  • BCBS Texas
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • FirstCare
  • Humana

Doctors in Waco Surgical Group

View all physicians that belong to Waco Surgical Group.

Ratings & Comments

71 ratings with 16 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Waco Surgical Group when asked is excellent. Waco Surgical Group has been reviewed by 71 patients. The rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Waco Surgical Group as provided by patient reviews is 28 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

  • Thoracic Surgery

    If you need surgery to treat a complication in your chest, which includes your lungs, esophagus, diaphragm and heart, your doctor will refer you to a thoracic surgeon. They’re trained to offer surgical treatment for tumors and abnormalities in these areas as well as respiratory and heart conditions like lung cancer, heart disease and diseases in the diaphragm.
    Thoracic surgeons are similar to heart surgeons, except they have additional training in the entire cardiorespiratory system and in how your blood vessels work with your lungs and airways. They’re also trained on catheters used in the chest, as well as cardiac and respiratory support systems that might be part of your treatment plan.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Waco Surgical Group is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Providence Health Center Waco, TX 76712
  • Coryell Memorial Healthcare System Gatesville, TX 76528
  • De Paul Center Waco, TX 76712
  • Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center Waco, TX 76708
  • Hill Regional Hospital Hillsboro, TX 76645
  • Providence Health Center Waco, TX 76712
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
  • Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Waco Surgical Group is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Waco, TX.

  • Waco Orthopedic Clinic

    Group Practice

    Waco, TX

  • Providence Family Med Clinic

    Group Practice

    Waco, TX

  • Hillcrest Clinic

    Group Practice

    Waco, TX

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.