Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD

Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(17)
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Dr. Clifford Simmang, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Grapevine, TX. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Read his story

1600 W College St Ste 440

Grapevine, TX 76051

Contact Information

(817) 865-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas

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Abscess
very high
more than 98% of peers
Intestinal Abscess
very high
more than 95% of peers
Ulcer
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Simmang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Simmang "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Simmang "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."
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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • 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
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Pruritus Ani
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectal-Colon Bleeding
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Simmang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Simmang's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Simmang to family and friends
4.1
based on 17 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Simmang's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
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.
in Ft Worth, TX |
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!
in Irving, TX |
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.
in Flower Mound, TX |
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.
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 accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Simmang has admitting privileges

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine
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Grapevine, TX 76051
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