Dr. Craig Clear, MD

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Dr. Craig Clear, MD

Dr. Craig Clear received his medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Clear's focus within general surgery is on laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery. He enjoys teaching and uses his background as a professional illustrator to help patients understand their surgery. Dr. Clear is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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    Dr. Clear's Performance
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    • Time well spent
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      10 to 15 minutes
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    Dr. Craig Clear received his medical degree with honors from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Dr. Clear's focus within general surgery is on laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery. He enjoys teaching and uses his background as a professional illustrator to help patients understand their surgery. Dr. Clear is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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

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

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Aneurysm
    • Appendicitis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gallstones
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hernia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Partial Lung Collapse
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
    • Ventral Hernia

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Colorado At Denver

      Graduated in 1992

    • Internship Hospital
      St Joseph Hospital

      Completed in 1993

    • Residency Hospital
      St Joseph Hospital

      Completed in 1997

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Peripheral Vascular Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Breast Surgical Procedure
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Hernia Repair
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • 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)
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Varicose Vein Procedure
    • Wound Repair