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Dr. Eric Kaplan

Colon and Rectal Surgery
Plano, TX
42 years experience male

Locations

Eric R. Kaplan, MD, PA

Plano, TX

Address

6130 W Parker Rd., Ste 112, Plano, TX
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 12pm
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Fax

(972) 981-7714

Insurances accepted

CIGNA Open Access

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

United healthcare

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Humana Insurance Company

HealthSpring

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

MultiPlan, Inc

WellCare Health Plans

About

Bio

Born in Suffern NY Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio for undergraduate, graduate and medical school, graduating in 1979 Parkland Memorial Hospital and University of Texas Southwestern for General surgery Residency from 1979-1984 Parkland, UTHCSW, Presbyterian Hospital Dallas for Colon and Rectal Fellowship, 1984-1985 Private practice 1985 to present, limitted to Colon and Rectal Surgery Member of the Credential committee, Oncology Committee, and Chairman of the Colon and Rectal Oncology Sub Committe at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Plano

Specialties
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Colon and Rectal Surgery

Surgery - Colorectal

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

2.2K Answers
740 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Every episode runs the risk of tearing, infections, injury and pain and potential for loss of continence. The anus is an exit not an entrance
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Or clotted, bed rest for 24-48 hours with feet above hips, warm tub soaks for 15 -20 minutes 3-4 times per day and sometimes ice pack for 5 minutes at a time will usually work. If thrombosed and hard to the touch might consider incision and drainage by colorectal surgeon in the office to shorten the time of discomfort and pop swelling and bleeding.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Alcohol and caffeine cause dehydration and leads to constipation and increases your risk for numerous other bowel issues. Avoid alcohol and caffeine and drink 80-100 ounces of fluids per day, mote if you are exercising strenuously. If you are behind in fluids adding more fiber will increase constipation so fluids is critical. May take 1-2 weeks to see benefit so don’t quit prematurely.

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Testimonials
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Mar 19, 2015
Hi Doc: Great virtual practice!! Louis Gallia MD, DMD, FACS
Sep 10, 2013
Very knowledge, experienced, respected. Highly recommend.
Very experienced, good informative helpful answers
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Thank you for your reply, I keep hearing the same thing that I should have a scope following this. But my GP has not suggested it he said the ct read was very specific, i.e. fat stranding adjacent to ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I thought that really myself and not keen to be honest but have been under pressure from my partner. I will show him this reply thanks
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thank you for replying. I am very worried about internal bleeding/ectopic pregnancy and will be seeing a doctor soon

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

PARKLAND HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM
Completed 1984

Affiliations

Texas Health Center for Diagnostics and Surgery
Eric R. Kaplan, MD, PA
Texas Health Presbyterian Plano
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