Dr. Clifford L. Simmang, MD

Dr. Clifford L. Simmang, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male | 63 years old

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Even with the travel demands of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Simmang makes time for each patient in his office and carefully and personally discusses their diagnosis and treatment. He is always happy to answer questions and share a bit of his immense knowledge.Read more

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Committed to the highest standards of care for all patients, Dr. Simmang currently serves as one of 14 surgeons, and...Read more

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in Highland Village, tx |
Dr. Simmang is a wonderful doctor who really cares about and loves his patients. I had a colorectal surgery done by him. I was naturally very scared. However, Dr. Simmang's explanations with pros and cons of the surgery and his patient listening and resolution of our concerns made the whole thing very easy for me. I will recommend Dr. Simmang wholeheartedly and without any reservation to anyone who is looking for an excellent colorectal surgeon. ----- Anu Arya
in Hurst, TX |
He was awesome with alternative prep for colonoscopy.
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Dr. Simmang says...

Committed to the highest standards of care for all patients, Dr. Simmang currently serves as one of 14 surgeons, and the only 1 from Texas, on the American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery, the national board that oversees certification for all Colon and Rectal surgeons. He is also the Chairman of Advisory Council for colon and rectal surgery to the American College of Surgeons, acting as a liaison between the ACS and the American Society of colon and rectal Surgeons to create the annual program for the colon and rectal society.

Dr. Simmang's Care Philosophy

Even with the travel demands of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Simmang makes time for each patient in his office and carefully and personally discusses their diagnosis and treatment. He is always happy to answer questions and share a bit of his immense knowledge.

Dr. Simmang says...

He specializes in sphincter sparing procedures for rectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery and the evaluation and management of hereditary colorectal cancer conditions. His practice encompasses colorectal disorders including Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and screening, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopies.

Dr. Simmang's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  •  Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itch
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anal Warts
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Texas Medical Branch

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Brooke Army Medical Center

    Completed in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Brooke Army Medial Center

    Completed in 1987

    Jewish Hosp Wash Univ

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Texas A&M University / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy