We found 9 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her clinical interests include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santiago is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Santiago attended Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Santiago speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, BayCare Health System, and Tennova Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Shawn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 West Bay Drive; Suite E, Advanced Surgical Associates of West Floor
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Gordon is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard F Fansler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
12955 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Fansler specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Largo, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fansler accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Fansler is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy

Dr. Allan Hull Haydon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Allan Haydon is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Haydon include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Haydon is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Haydon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Breast Reduction, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Rodriguez, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Richard Rodriguez sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Colon Surgery, Wounds, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Wound Care
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tas is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Tas attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Glen David Lowery, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2039 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Glen Lowery is a general surgeon in Largo, FL. Dr. Lowery is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Nicole Alison Allred Figel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Figel's area of specialization is general surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Southwest General Hospital. She attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Figel's medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figel takes.

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Dr. Karen Kritsky, DO
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Wound Care
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Karen Kritsky specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care and practices in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kritsky completed her residency training at Grandview Medical Center. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Mastectomy, Hernia, Breast Cancer

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.
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