Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Simmang
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists

1600 W College St Ste 440 Grapevine, TX 76051

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Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Grapevine, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Grapevine and Medical City Children's Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simmang to book an appointment.

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Dr. Simmang's Reviews

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  • Staff friendliness (19)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (18)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (4)
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Wonderful doctor! Took the time to explain procedures to my friends and family also. A complete blockage taking me to ER then emergency surgery the next day! A trying time to have an excellent and thoughtful doctor and staff. Keri, one of his nurses, is the best! Always there to explain procedures and help with appliances.
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GP – Nov 08, 2019
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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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Denton, TX – Dec 06, 2018
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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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LynnZ in TX – Jul 14, 2018
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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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Jeff Bryson in Burleson, Texas – Feb 06, 2018
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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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Lauri Miller in Ft Worth, TX – Jun 14, 2017
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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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Houri in Irving, TX – May 21, 2017
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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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Zach Z in Flower Mound, TX – Dec 28, 2016
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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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Anu Arya in Highland Village, tx – Sep 14, 2016
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He was awesome with alternative prep for colonoscopy.
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Judy in Hurst, TX – Mar 19, 2016
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About Me

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...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Jewish Hosp at Washington Univ
Residency Hospital
1987
Brooke Army Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1983
Brooke Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Simmang has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Simmang frequently treats Ventral Hernia, Colectomy, and Abdominoplasty. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Simmang treats.

Where is Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD's office located?

Dr. Simmang's office is located at 1600 W College St Ste 440, Grapevine, TX 76051. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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
Ventral Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmang treats Ventral Hernia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Simmang treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmang performs Colectomy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Simmang performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Abdominoplasty
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simmang performs Abdominoplasty more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Simmang performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Simmang's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Simmang accepts the following insurance:

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Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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GEHA
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HealthSmart
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Medicaid
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Locations

Texas Colon & Rectal Specialists

Baylor Medical Center at Grapevine1600 W College St Ste 440 Grapevine, TX 76051
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Simmang is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Baylor Scott and White Medical Center Grapevine

Grapevine, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Medical City Children's Hospital

Dallas, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

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