Dr. James Connaughton, MD

Colorectal SurgeryAge 56

Colorectal Surgery

Dr. James Connaughton, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. They graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1998. They are affiliated with medical facilities Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Hospital. Their office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Connaughton, MD

South Texas Colorectal Center - Medical Center Tower II

3903 Wiseman Blvd Ste 100 San Antonio, TX 78251
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(210) 212-6202

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Dr. Connaughton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominoplasty
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connaughton performs Abdominoplasty more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Connaughton performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connaughton treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Connaughton treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Intestinal Obstruction
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Connaughton treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Connaughton treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus

Dr. Connaughton's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Cholecystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystotomy
  • 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)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract With Robotic Assistance
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Megacolon
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Connaughton accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
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HealthyBlue Advantage
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Dr. Connaughton's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Connaughton

4.8

Based on 37 ratings

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Just released yesterday after 11 weeks from surgery date. Extremely happy to get this in the rearview. From point A to yesterday, I couldn't be more pleased or impressed with Dr. C. and his entire staff. For 30 years, I've unfortunately witnessed the ineptitude of too many medical office staffs that seemingly enjoy having patients spend half their day filling out paperwork and waiting. Dr. Connaughton's office streamlines the process. Fill all that boring paperwork out online. Check in for each appt online, or on your phone. After an initial visit followed by 5 post op visits, I haven't waited in Dr. C's waiting room 15 minutes total. As far as the surgery and recovery, I simply followed his instructions and with the help of home health services, I'm a happy camper today. Thanks so much Dr. C!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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freddie bailey – Oct 08, 2021
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After a long time of agony and pain, I finally got to the doctor Dr.Connaughton, and was very happy about it! He is a real professional in his job, delicate and well-mannered, thanks to him I finally ceased to be afraid of going to the toilet. All the staff and his assistants are very nice and helpful. At receptions they never made me wait long (very important).
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 04, 2021
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Our experience with Dr. Connaughton was one worth sharing. His bedside manner, demeanor, and personality are wonderful. Even more impressive is his skill as a physician and surgeon. Dr. Connaughton is very direct, honest, and clear about what's ahead, the post-surgical pain, and the life-changing peace after healing. Our family recommends Dr. Connaughton to anyone that is considering colorectal procedures. He is an exceptional doctor and we feel so blessed and fortunate to have found him. The staff that works at the clinic were also wonderful, friendly, gracious, and genuinely empathetic. Thank you, Dr. Connaughton!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Viktoriia R Dill – Feb 04, 2021
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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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Everything went well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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....
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Mills in San Antonio texas – Dec 21, 2017
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staff is fabulous and kind.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Madeleine Rhodes – Dec 08, 2017
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Great Staff! Great Dr!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No 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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Roger D in Boerne, TX – Sep 02, 2016
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Biography

Dr. James Connaughton, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. They graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. James Connaughton, MD treat?

Dr. Connaughton frequently treats the following conditions: Anal or Rectal Pain, Intestinal Obstruction, and Abdominal Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. James Connaughton, MD's office address?

Dr. Connaughton's office is located at 3903 Wiseman Blvd Ste 100, San Antonio, TX 78251. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. James Connaughton, MD fluent in?

Dr. Connaughton is able to speak Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. James Connaughton, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. James Connaughton, MD is affiliated with Baptist Medical Center and Methodist Hospital.

Is Dr. James Connaughton, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. James Connaughton, MD holds board certifications in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. James Connaughton, MD have?

Dr. Connaughton has over 24 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. James Connaughton, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.8/5 for Dr. James Connaughton, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the appointment wasn't rushed. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

South Texas Colorectal Center - Medical Center Tower II

South Texas Colorectal Center - Medical Center Tower II3903 Wiseman Blvd Ste 100 San Antonio, TX 78251
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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South Texas Colorectal Center

South Texas Colorectal Center - Medical Center Tower II7940 Floyd Curl Dr Ste 215 San Antonio, TX 78229
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2023)