Dr. James Prieto, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 41

Dr. Prieto
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

South Texas Colorectal Center

311 Camden St Ste 501 San Antonio, TX 78215

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(210) 212-6202

Dr. James Prieto, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as 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. Prieto to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Prieto's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto treats Constipation more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Prieto treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Sphincterotomy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto performs Sphincterotomy more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Prieto performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto treats Abdominal Pain more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Prieto treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Prieto's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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(210) 212-6202

Dr. Prieto accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Prieto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prieto

4.7

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
90.47619047619048%
(38)
4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
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3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
7.142857142857143%
(3)
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What went well
  • Office environment (38)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (37)
  • Explained conditions well (37)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (3)
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I believe Dr Prieto made history in San Antonio Texas. He operated on my 99 year old Dad when other Dr’s had given up. My Dad is very very strong and wants to continue living but his wishes fell on deaf ears. Thank God for Dr. Prieto who came through at the 11th hour. Had it not been for his efforts, I believe my dad would not be here today. We are so so grateful Dr Prieto and hope you continue to successfully help save other lives! THANK U??????
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 Tobias (daughter of patient) – Jan 27, 2020
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Dr Prieto does not t do prior authorizations for the medications he prescribes. I was told to take the prescription ($1,500 but with my insurance’s prior authorization $31) or an over the counter vitamin ($35)......whichever is cheaper. What I read was that the prescriptions more effective than vitamin. With my insurance the prescription was cheaper. All he has to do is make a phone call for prior authorization. My insurance company said they’d never heard of a doctor prescribing something and then not doing a prior authorization.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 06, 2019
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Dr. Prieto is one of a kind. He is gentle, kind and respectful. Treats you like family. The visits don't feel rushed or incomplete because he takes the time to explain the diagnosis. Great at what he does and I highly recommend him. He is the model for what doctors should be like.
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What could be improved
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May 10, 2019
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On 07/06/18 I had surgery with Dr. Prieto and he was remarkable. Everything he said before the surgery was done to the point. He made me feel secured and comfortable knowingly that I was in good hands. He never ever said something different and did another. I strongly feel that God is working through him especially through his knowledge and miracle hands. I have recommended him to family members and have been pleased too. His staff is caring and friendly. I trust this surgeon with my life.
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
2 people found this helpful
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WILLIAM RIVERA in ADKINS, TX – Jul 13, 2018
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Dr. Prieto is one of the best doctors I've ever been to. He is not only very professional but he is nice and friendly. I trust him with my life. He takes time to explain everything that he needs to do before surgery and everything I need to do after surgery.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Margaret in SAN ANTONIO, TX – Jul 11, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Prieto and staff was excellent. I felt comfortable talking to him. I highly recommend him. Great job to him and his staff.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Carmen A in San Antonio – Apr 20, 2018
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Dr. Prieto is excellent. Explains everything pertaining to the patient's condition for treatment, if surgery is needed doctor explains the surgery and after Healing and Care. Dr. gives full attention takes time with patient's, answers all questions. My husband also went to him and was very pleased. Gods blessing to Doctor Prieto. Every patient's care varies which might mean seldom extra wait time. I totally appreciate this shows doctor cares and gives all patient's the time they need.
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
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M Herrera in San Antonio Tx – Mar 09, 2018
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Have had excellent care and service from Dr. Prieto himself as well as his staff.
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What could be improved
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4 people found this helpful
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Luis Alvarado in San Antonio, TX – Dec 12, 2017
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I love this office!!!!
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What could be improved
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Debra De la garza – Dec 08, 2017
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amazing staff and super friendly & efficient.. love it!!
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No results
What could be improved
No results
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New Braunfels, TX – Dec 08, 2017
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Nice Attentive Dr plus office help & nurses
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Hazel Fowler – Dec 08, 2017
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Dr. Prieto is very understanding and over and above to meet my needs. Everyone in office is so welcoming and nice.
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What could be improved
No results
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Millicent Davidson in San Antonio, TX – Nov 20, 2017
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Listened to me. Answered questions. More interested oh helping me conquer this problem naturally than with a bunch of pills.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Joye Rice in San Antonio, TX – Nov 20, 2017
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Dr and staff very courteous and professional.
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Robert Haskins in San Antonio, TX – Nov 20, 2017
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Dr Prieto was the best! Explained very well and caring. Brenda the first person you meet was excellent. She is very nice to the patients and makes sure all questions were answered
What went well
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Doug Humphreys in New Braunfels, TX – Nov 14, 2017
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I definitely will recommend Dr. Prieto as he is easy to communicate with, ask questions no matter how embarrassing and he took his time. I have not had good experiences in the past with bedside manner of colorectal surgeon and was so glad to have a positive experience!
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SP in San Antonio, TX – Oct 17, 2017
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I am 38 years old and have never been hospitalized. After seeing Dr. Prieto, it was determined that I needed surgery. Every aspect from scheduling, financial concerns to surgery has been very pleasant and helpful. The entire process was done with ease and efficiency. The Doctor and staff have done an outstanding job. I'm very impressed and would highly recommend Dr. Prieto. 10/2/17
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San Antonio, TX – Oct 02, 2017
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Dr.Prieto has the Best office staff....And Dr. Prieto is one of those Doctors that takes his time and listens to you...Most of all makes sure you are healthy and cares for his patients...I recommend him to anyone that ask....Mrs. B
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Dawn Barloco in Bulverde, TX – Aug 02, 2017
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I went in to meet the doc. He is a really nice person but did does not give me any options for my procedure. I also felt handing me the prescriptions and making me time bound was also very poor. I ended up finding another great doc. at Stone oak. Eventhough this doc is nice person I cannot recommend him. I feel he should discuss non invasive processes and also not make patient bound. also i waited over 1 hour 30 min to meet him even though i was on time.
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San Antonio, TX – Jul 26, 2017
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Dr Prieto is a very caring physician. He provides the very best of quality care, as well as support. He listens, answers questions and communicates to you, not in a hurried manner. I am treated with the utmost respect by all of his staff. An outstanding Doctor, a wonderful man! Love him! He has helped save my life!
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Cheri Byrd in San Antonio, TX – Jul 12, 2017
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Biography

Dr. James Prieto, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Medical Center and...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

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Does Dr. James Prieto, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. James Prieto, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Prieto frequently treats Constipation, Sphincterotomy, and Abdominal Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Prieto treats.

Where is Dr. James Prieto, MD's office located?

Dr. Prieto's office is located at 311 Camden St Ste 501, San Antonio, TX 78215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

South Texas Colorectal Center

South Texas Colorectal Center311 Camden St Ste 501 San Antonio, TX 78215
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South Texas Colorectal Group

Medfirst Primary Care2648 Loop 337 New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Resolute Health Hospital

New Braunfels, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)