We found 41 providers matching biopsy and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Brandon, FL.

Dr. Cedar Heart M Institute, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
303 E Robertson Street
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ahmad Hamzah is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Hamzah attended medical school at the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine and the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital, New York Methodist Hospital, and DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Hamzah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Hamzah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and Bayfront Health Dade City. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lymph node biopsy

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Tracheal Surgery, Heart Failure, Pulmonary Embolism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramesh Narayan Ashwathnarayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2204 S Parsons Avenue
Seffner, FL
 

Dr. Ramesh Ashwath is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Ashwath (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Ashwath attended Bangalore University and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 166
  • Uninsured Cost: $204 - $774
  • Medicare Cost: $144 - $304
Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
621 Lumsden Professional Center
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla has a special interest in breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California.

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Relevant Interests: , breast biopsy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamil Ur Rehman, MD
Specializes in Urology
128 S Moon Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jamil Rehman is an urologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rehman accepts. He attended the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Rehman (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Rehman is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $300
  • Medicare Cost: $218
Dr. Mark Bradley Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Mark Baker is an urologist in Riverview, FL and Sun City Center, FL. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Baker attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Robotic Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • Medicare Cost: $218
Dr. Robert Lawrence Karp, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Robert Karp is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Karp include vasectomy. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital. Dr. Karp graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient ratings for Dr. Karp average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • Medicare Cost: $218
Dr. Ignacio Armas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Ignacio Armas' area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Armas speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Armas include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Armas is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Armas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial biopsy

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Angelo Stano Paola, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. Angelo Paola is an urologist. Dr. Paola's clinical interests include robotic surgery and vasectomy. He is affiliated with South Bay Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Paola (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • Medicare Cost: $132
Dr. Jason Mathew Hechtman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
505 Oakfield Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jason Hechtman practices general surgery in Brandon, FL. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hechtman's clinical interests include breast surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hechtman studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $547
  • Medicare Cost: $547
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Specializes in General Gynecology
620 Eichenfeld Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Abdelaziz specializes in general gynecology and practices in Brandon, FL. Dr. Abdelaziz attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Maryland General Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abdelaziz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Abdelaziz (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , breast biopsy, endometrial biopsy, cervical biopsy

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Sonohysterography, Gynecologic Procedures, Breast Biopsy, Transabdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Maruja Fernandez Boratti, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
731 South Parsons Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Maruja Fernandez is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Brandon, FL and Gibsonton, FL. Dr. Fernandez's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), cryotherapy, and high risk pregnancy. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Fernandez speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial biopsy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Hysteroscopy, Bone Density Test, Urodynamic Testing, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen ... (Read more)

Dr. James Elliot Baron, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
116 Parsons Park Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. James Baron, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Baron average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baron include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and infertility. Dr. Baron honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Baron attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baron's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brandon Regional Hospital and Women's Care Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , endometrial biopsy

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Eugene Alver, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
6043 Winthrop Commerce Avenue; Suite 201
Riverview, FL
 

Dr. James Alver is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Riverview, FL and Plant City, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Alver a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in vasectomy. He is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alver takes. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Alver attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Alver speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $350
  • Medicare Cost: $141 - $218
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Specializes in Adult Endocrinology
502 Corner Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Monther Al-Halawani is an adult endocrinologist. Dr. Al-Halawani's areas of expertise include diabetes. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He studied medicine at Gondar College of Medical Sciences and the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Al-Halawani trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Al-Halawani is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Diabetes, Endocrine Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $175
  • Medicare Cost: $141
Dr. Arif Mohammad Qazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
515 Medical Oaks Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Arif Qazi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qazi include hepatitis, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and upper endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Khyber Medical College, Dr. Qazi performed his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ERCP, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 439
  • Uninsured Cost: $697 - $1,085
  • Medicare Cost: $148 - $319
Dr. Suketu Kanu Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
910 Oakfield Drive; Suite 102
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Suketu Shah specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology and practices in Brandon, FL and Sun City Center, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah graduated from Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Shah is affiliated with South Bay Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $690
  • Medicare Cost: $110

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.