Richard Edward Caplan, MD, FACS

Breast Surgical Oncology, General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Endocrine Surgery

Houston Methodist Breast Surgery Partners

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Richard Edward Caplan, MD, FACS

Houston Methodist Breast Surgery Partners

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About Me

Richard Edward Caplan, MD is a general surgeon with Houston Methodist Department of Surgery who specializes in a wide spectrum of general surgery, including endocrine surgery, surgical oncology, hernia and complex abdominal wall problems, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He started practicing in 1985 in the Texas Medical Center, where he has spent his entire career, with over two decades at Houston Methodist Hospital. He is an effective, caring communicator who works in a collaborative style to make his patients feel comfortable with their surgical experience.

Dr. Caplan is the recipient of six teaching awards, including two Golden Apple Awards for faculty teaching, and served as the 2010-11 president of the Houston Surgical Society.

As an advocate for surgical education and global health, he focuses on his interest in capacity building in global surgery. He is involved in the first American College of Surgeons pilot to improve the training of surgeons in Ethiopia. He has also made seven mission trips to Haiti and has worked with Faith in Practice in Guatemala.

He currently serves on the Houston Global Heath Collaborative board, a group that supports collaboration, education and research among the member institutions of the Texas Medical Center.

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer Management
Colon Cancer and Diverticulitis
Gallbladder Surgery
Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
Hernia and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal Surgery
Stomach and Intestinal Surgery
Removal of  Skin and Soft Tissue Tumors

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : WELLCARE
Medicare
Medicus International
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
SmartCare PNM Resources
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery | University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Affiliated Hospitals | 1985
MEDICAL SCHOOL
Medicine | University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas | 1980
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Lynda K. & David M. Underwood Center for Digestive Disorders
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