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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Santiago include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Santiago accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santiago is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Ottawa Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors. Dr. Gordon's professional affiliations include 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. Nicole Alison Allred Figel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Figel is a general surgery specialist. She attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. 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. Dr. Figel is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Southwest General Hospital.

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

Dr. Richard Fansler is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Largo, FL. Dr. Fansler studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fansler honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is 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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Clearwater, FL. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Haydon attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Haydon's clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Reduction, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (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 works as a general surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez 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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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 sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Tas's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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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 works as a general surgeon in Largo, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowery honors. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Karen Kritsky is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Kritsky's education and training includes medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Grandview Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kritsky honors. 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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