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Dr. Timothy Cole, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 52

Dr. Cole

Surgical Specialists of North Texas, PA

5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 140 Plano, TX 75024

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Dr. Timothy Cole, MD is a general surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 1992 and specializes in general surgery.


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4.7

Based on 119 reviews

5 Stars
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Dr. Cole took out my gallbladder in Dec 2018. The surgery itself went great. Everyone was kind, professional, etc. I was really happy. Then came the bill. I'd met my out-of-pocket max for the year, so I didn't expect a bill. But I got one, for $409. Apparently the PAs are all out of insurance network and no one told me this. The doctors are in network, but the PAs are out. Who does that? I tried calling the billing manager, but she never returned my call. When I did get hold of someone, I was told the balance would be zeroed. The next month, I got another bill. Again, I called and was told the balance would be zeroed. Now, six months later, I have another bill. This is never going to go away, and it's getting to the point where it will affect my credit. Don't have your surgery here. They seem to be good medically, but their office practices are sneaky.
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Couldn’t be more pleased.
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Professional, friendly, great communication skills. And it’s always great to have a doctor like Dr. Cole who genuinely cares about you.
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Dr. Cole performed a Herniaropathy on my umbilical hernia in December of 2018. I never had any pain following the procedure and did not even get my pain med prescription filled. I took one ibuprofen after I got home from my surgery and needed nothing more! I was so impressed! His care is top notch along with his staff. They are personable as well as professional and I highly recommend him.
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Awesome Dr and staff. Staff was very efficient. Dr was very personable and knowledgeable. Thought I had a surgical issue. He was able to diagnose quickly and advise non surgical treatment. Very happy with service.
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He's a very good doctor. Unfortunately, cold hearted and uncaring staff make it impossible for me to recommend him.
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Very knowledgeable and made us comfortable while explain procedures. Has a good sense of humor and his facilities and staff were excellent. Was very patient as my wife had a list of questions to discuss and walk through every item reassuring us that he was more than qualified.
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Was a life-saver in getting out my gangrenous gall bladder out in short order. Managed to do s with minimally invasive techniques. Recovery was a matter of a couple days. Good bedside manner (unusual in surgeons) and does a great job.
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I can't say enough good things about Dr. Cole and his staff. Unlike other surgeons who do nothing more than take your money, give the minimal amount of service or support - their commitment to service stands out and they consistently go out of their way to make sure their patients are ALWAYS taken care of. I searched a long time to find the right surgeon and I'm so glad we did.
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In my opinion, Dr. Cole is EVERYTHING a physician should be. I wish I could use Dr. Cole for every medical service needed, that’s how much I was impressed with his level of care. Dr. Cole was able to get me scheduled for surgery within 2 weeks from my initial appointment. He knew I had an important trip coming up he did everything he could to make sure I had time to heal before traveling.
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I highly recommend Dr. Cole and his team. I was in for a hernia operation, the entire staff was friendly on my first visit. The surgery was the best a surgery could be given the circumstances. This was my second hernia. My first was with a different doctor in the DFW area and was NOT a great experience. Needless to say, I was looking for a better doctor and found that with Dr. Cole. Dr. Cole explained everything in detail and the surgery was much better than my prior surgery. Thank you!
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If you have to have surgery, I couldn’t imagine a better experience. The entire staff was very professional, friendly, and fast. They took the time to answer any questions you might have.
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Dr and staff were exceptionally accommodating. I was quite impressed with their taking time to answer questions and explain to my full understanding and satisfaction. I never felt rushed, which is unusual in today's med offices. Staff were friendly, thorough, professional and supportive.....from start to finish....ALL of them. Dr's work on me was excellent. I have NO complaints and will certainly look to use him and his staff again if possible and the need arises. Wish I'd found them years ago.
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Had a mutineous gallbladderbon a business trip to California. Dr. Cole a d his staff got me in for an appointment the day after I returned from California and had me in surgery the following Monday morning. Can't say enough about Dr. Cole and his staff - great people that were all helpful and generous with their time. Definitely recommend.!
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My wife recently had a umbilical hernia surgery repair done with Dr. Cole. He was an amazing doctor. He was very patient with us and explained the procedure very clearly. On the day of the surgery, he kept us posted on the progress. The post surgery visit was with a PA (not Dr. Cole) and the PA was helpful too. As far as medical treatment goes, I will give him a 5 star. However, overall, I am going with 3 stars because his finance and billing team sucks - no response for 2 weeks on escalation.
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When I was admitted into Baylor Scott & White Hospital-Irving, I was so scared I wasn't going to make it, I had never experienced that much pain b4. When Dr. Cole came into my room he was immediately reassuring that he believed in God being THE GREATEST PHYSICIAN, which proved to me I was in great hands & could relax. When I was out of surgery Dr. Cole came to my room to see how I was doing, the difference was like night and day I told him. It was the first time in 2.5 years I had no ab pain.
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Dr. Cole made me feel right at ease. Explained symptoms and corrective measures clearly. I would definitely recommend.
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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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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 photos and videos of the procedures so I could know what was done to me. The procedure itself was very quick and I was pain free within two days.
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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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Care Philosophy

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 w...

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Cole accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
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Medicaid
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Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Cole's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Umbilical Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Umbilical Hernia more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Abdominal Disorders more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cole treats Inguinal Hernia more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Cole treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Cole's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • 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 and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Biopsy
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mammotome® Breast Biopsy
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Melanoma
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Port Removal
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Mammotome® Biopsy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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