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Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD

Colorectal Surgery ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Simmang

Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD is a colorectal surgery specialist in Grapevine, TX and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch in 1982 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.


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Dr. Simmang accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Simmang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmang treats Abscess more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Simmang treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmang performs Colectomy more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Simmang performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmang performs Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Simmang performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Simmang's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Sphincter Dysplasia
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • 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
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1992
Jewish Hosp Wash Univ
Residency Hospital
1987
Brooke Army Medial Center
Residency Hospital
1982
University of Texas Medical Branch
Medical School
1981
Brooke Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1978
Texas A&M University / Main Campus
Undergraduate School
1992
1987
1982
1981
1978

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Dr. Simmang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simmang

4.2

Based on 21 reviews

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1 Star
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Excellent doctor who spends time explaining the surgery, cancer and helped me get through a difficult time.
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I had some very painful rectal issues that had me in tears! Dr Simmang diagnosed me quickly and scheduled surgery for the very next day. He did a wonderful job! His staff is very very courteous and friendly and comforting. I would highly recommend Dr Simmang if you have any colo rectal issues. I can’t say enough good things about him and his staff!!
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I have known Dr. Simmang since August of 1999 when I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer. He is the most competent and caring surgeon you will ever find. If you need any thing from a colonoscopy to the most major of surgeries, this is the Doctor you want to do it. My surgery was one of the most complex that you can have. If you can find a better surgeon than him, good luck with that. He has always made me feel as if we are friends and treated me with the utmost care and understanding.
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Absolutely awful experience! From start to finish, there were a sequence of errors that are frankly alarming. At this point, I will feel lucky if I just get back to feeling how I did before the surgery. I suffered internal bleeding that required blood transfusions even though the dictation says the estimated blood loss was minimal! In the hospital, I discovered that I wasn't even getting some of my normal medications. The surgical competency is clearly lacking based on the available evidence.
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I saw Dr. Simmang to get a second opinion and was SO impressed by hiw he spoke to me, explained things to me and with his overall genuine care for me that I set up an appointment for him to do my surgery. His office staff were so kind and helpful! Thank you Lisa for finding a place to get me in for surgery quick. Thank you Nicole for being kind and taking the time to explain some medical questions and concerns I had, you eased my mind!
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In spite of being a very busy surgeon, dr. SImmang makes you feel you are his only focus to heal and take care of you. I was very blessed to have him as a surgeon and he saved my life. Thank you dr. SImmang.
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Dr. Simmang is a great doctor and a kind person. He goes above and beyond the call of duty and always puts his patients first. He has exceed my expectations in every way.
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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
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He was awesome with alternative prep for colonoscopy.
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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