Dr. Dominique Vande Maele, MD

Dr. Dominique Vande Maele, MD

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Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
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58 y/o
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Dr. Dominique Vande Maele, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Brownsville, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read his story

Brownsville Surgical Specialists

100 E Alton Gloor Blvd Bldg B

Brownsville, TX 78526
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Vande Maele performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Constipation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Vande Maele's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vande Maele "Dominique Vande Maele, MD, received his medical degree from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium in 1987. He completed his residency in general surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in 1995. He completed his colon-rectal fellowship in Erie, Pa. in 1996 and his endoscopy fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Vande Maele is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery. He completed a minimally invasive and robotic surgery fellowship at the University of Texas at Houston in 2012. Dr. Vande Maele provides many services including but not limited to laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, colon cancer surgery including laparoscopic colon resection, hernia repair, bowel surgery, appendectomy, stomach surgery and endoscopies including EGD's and screening colonoscopy."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vande Maele "We develop a dialogue, through which our patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. We believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the needs of our patients and involving the patient in the treatment plan. We take the time to educate patients and present them with treatment options. We are committed to providing thorough, compassionate and professional healthcare to all our patients."

2  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

28  Conditions Treated

35  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • 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)
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
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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

  • Universite Catholique De Louvain, Faculte De Medecine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Universite Catholique De Louvain, Faculte De Medecine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Beth Israel Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • St. Vincent Healthcare Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston
    Other Education | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vande Maele has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vande Maele's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vande Maele to family and friends
20 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
    (19)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Vande Maele's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Vande Maele was very professional, I was extremely satisfied with the exam and the fact that he came to see me after recovery to let me know the results of the exam. I highly recommend him.
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HE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO ME!!!!!!
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Upon calling Dr. Maele’s office to set up my appointment I was deeply impressed with the professionalism my questions were answered with. His entire staff were very professional and answered all my questions. Very nice to find an office with such caring workers.
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DR Vande Maele is wonderful! 2yrs ago he saved my life when he repaired a very serious GI and removed a stage 1 polyp.
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Dr Dominique Vande is very professional, explained every detail of the surgery, really nice staff team .
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