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

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

Dr. Allan Haydon's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Haydon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. 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.

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

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 physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Santiago is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, 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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gordon attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Ottawa Hospital for residency. 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. Richard Franklin Fansler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
12955 Seminole Boulevard
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Fansler's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Largo, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Fansler is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fansler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Fansler is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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

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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Figel honors. Dr. Figel is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Figel completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Southwest General Hospital.

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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's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery. He practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Largo Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. He 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 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. 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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Largo, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Lowery attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lowery is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care; she sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Kritsky accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node 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.