Dr. James Connaughton, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 53
  
Dr. Connaughton
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

South Texas Colorectal Center

7940 Floyd Curl Dr Ste 215 San Antonio, TX 78229

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(210) 212-6202

Dr. James Connaughton, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Connaughton has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine medical school in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Connaughton to book an appointment.


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Dr. Connaughton accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 53% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connaughton performs Colectomy more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Connaughton performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connaughton performs Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Connaughton performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connaughton performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Connaughton performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

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Dr. Connaughton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Connaughton was HEAVEN SENT!!! My mom had an emergency procedure done and at the time, we were honestly just lost and everything was moving so fast. He came in, talked to us and at that moment, we felt such an ease and certainty that everything, with God's will, was going to be ok. He is amazing, his staff is just fabulous and I honestly believe my mom was in the BEST care possible. Thank you so much Dr. Connaughton...you are truly an angel.
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Mar 02, 2020
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Jul 12, 2018
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Dr. Connaughton is one of the best if not the best Dr that I have every had the pleasure of knowing. He's bedside manner is awesome....he is not hard to reach..he gives very clear details and explanations and I just appreciate him so much...He is a great Dr and I would recommend him to anyone...his staff is the best....
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Karen Mills in San Antonio texas – Dec 21, 2017
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staff is fabulous and kind.
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Madeleine Rhodes – Dec 08, 2017
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Great Staff! Great Dr!
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Helen T. Lara in San Antonio, TX – Nov 20, 2017
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Every visit is very detailed and comfortable. I always leave confident with the care I get.
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Rachel Villegas in San Antonio, TX – Nov 20, 2017
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Very knowledgeable and takes the time to explain things to you
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S McCutchan in San Antonio, TX – Nov 16, 2017
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Dr. Connaughton has given me 2 extra years to live and hopefully more to enjoy my family. My cancer was agressive and was coming back every 6 months! He worked with my oncologist and finally had to have a colostomy. He is sincere and always makes me feel he cares about my health. He listens attentively and explaines everything. He is also straightforward in his diagnoses. God has given him the gift of helping his patients! His whole staff is always cheerful and caring. God bless.
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Elena – Nov 13, 2017
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The office is very well run and Dr. Connaughton is thorough, courteous, understanding and easy to talk to. Very happy with my choice of doctors.
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Judy Pape in San Antonio, TX – Oct 31, 2017
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I recommend Dr. C 100% I had zero complications post gall bladder removal. He is a great surgeon and his staff is awesome!
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Elizabeth Estala in San Antonio, TX – Sep 25, 2017
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Dr . C. Has always been so informative and nice , very pleased with his services
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RH in Boerne, TX – Aug 26, 2017
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I found that my questions were answered in a professional yet understandable way. Dr. Connaughton manner is pleasant and he takes time to explain procedures and results.
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San Antonio, TX – Aug 14, 2017
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I was referred to Dr. Connaughton for treatment of a very personal problem. He assured me he could make sure that I would have control of same after surgery. He was right. I am now going back to him for a second surgical procedure. I would recommend Dr. Connaughton to any and every one! He is a very caring, competent surgeon/doctor.
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Bettye Isbell in San Antonio, TX – Jul 25, 2017
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Average doctor, good surgeon but he has the worst staff I have ever encountered in the medical profession. Completely unprofessional and almost useless. Be ready to wait on hold for 15 minutes or more if you call his office.
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Chad R. in Houston, TX – Jul 14, 2017
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I had several procedures done by Dr. Connaughton and never had a bad experience. He listens to your concerns and addresses them without giving you the the run around. He is Excellent and I would recommend him to anyone.
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San Antonio, TX – Jun 29, 2017
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Dr Connaughton performed a late night emergency appendectomy on me and I was up and walking by 7:00 AM the next day. I have had minimal pain and a quick recovery. He is an excellent surgeon.
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San Antonio, TX – Mar 09, 2017
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This doctor took my 90 year old mother in for a outpatient operation. He tried to get approval for a different operation which we declined several times. He did the additional operation and injured her bowel. He didn't feel the need to even tell the family. He didn't tell us anything until we got the records and he admitted his mistake. My mother needed additional operations just to get her back to where she was and the additional operation he chose to do was a failure. This man was untruth
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Roger D in Boerne, TX – Sep 02, 2016
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Dr Connaugton is a great doctor takes the time to explains all your questions
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A.P.Ramos in sinton tx. – Apr 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Connaughton, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 22 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Connaughton has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated f...

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2005
Christus Santa Rosa Health Care
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Wilford Hall Med Center/Uthsc
Residency Hospital
1999
Wilford Hall Med Center/Uthsc
Internship Hospital
1998
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Locations

South Texas Colorectal Center

South Texas Colorectal Center7940 Floyd Curl Dr Ste 215 San Antonio, TX 78229
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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)