Dr. James Prieto, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 40
  
Dr. Prieto
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Herrera Gloria R MD PA

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 and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in colorectal surgery.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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(210) 212-6202

Dr. Prieto accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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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 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 95% of their peers

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

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto performs Colectomy more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Prieto performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Prieto performs this procedure more than 83% of their peers

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Dr. Prieto's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto treats Abdominal Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Prieto treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Prieto performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hemorrhoidectomy
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Prieto performs Colectomy more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Prieto performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Prieto'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
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • 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)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • 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 Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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. Prieto's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Prieto

4.7

Based on 42 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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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??????
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Luis Alvarado in San Antonio, TX – Dec 12, 2017
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I love this office!!!!
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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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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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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.
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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
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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 and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2003
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Herrera Gloria R MD PA

Herrera Gloria R MD PA311 Camden St Ste 501 San Antonio, TX 78215
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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)