Dr. Timothy Cole, MD

Dr. Timothy Cole, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
(103)
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Dr. Timothy Cole, MD is a general surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1992 and specializes in general surgery.

5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 140

Plano, TX 75024

Contact Information

(972) 747-0440

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 93% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cole "Dr. Cole is a board certified surgeon who was raised on a cotton farm near Clarendon, Texas. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and completed a 5 year surgical residency at the University of Kansas in 1997. He was an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Nebraska for several years. Dr. Cole's combination of quality training, years of experience, and good "old-fashioned" bedside manner will help make your surgical experience the best that it can be."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Wound Repair

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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

  • West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Wichita Center for Graduate Medical Education
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • St Francis Hospital University Kans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cole has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cole's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cole to family and friends
4.8
based on 103 total reviews (39 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (103)

  • 5
    (96)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Cole'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
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (39)

Dr. Cole made me feel right at ease. Explained symptoms and corrective measures clearly. I would definitely recommend.
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in Allen
Surgery went great in aug 2017 ,had a small issue 1-19-2018 due to some of the stitches did not dissolve which they fix on Friday. My issue is why are you charged for a office visit due to a complication from the surgery that was no cause of mine?
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in Irving, TX
Dr. Cole really impressed me during my initial visit with him. He took the time to explain to me the different types of hernias and what type mine probable was. He explained the surgical procedure and set me as ease regarding it. On the day of the surgery he was very accommodating when I asked for...more
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in Plano, TX
Dr. Cole and the whole staff, including the nurse and two PA's that I met with (Mary and Chrissy) were awesome.
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in Carrollton, Texas
Doctor Timothy Cole is an top notch excellent surgeon and I would definitely recommend him. I felt very confident in his decisions. He took the time to explain the hernia procedure to me. The office environment was clean and comfortable and his office staff was friendly, courteous and very...more
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