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We found 11 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Clearwater, FL.

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Dr. Michael E Nerney, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1551 W Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nerney's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Clearwater, FL, Largo, FL, and Tampa, FL. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nerney has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haydon include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Haydon is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. David Howard Shapiro, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
561 S Duncan Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Shapiro works as a general surgeon and trauma surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include breast surgery, hernia surgery, and trauma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro honors. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Trauma

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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at The Ottawa Hospital for residency. Dr. Gordon's clinical interests include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His 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. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Building C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Santiago is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Franklin 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 Tampa, FL and Largo, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Fansler average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fansler attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fansler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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 practices general surgery. She is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Southwest General Hospital. Dr. Figel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. She completed her residency training at Allegheny General Hospital.

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Dr. Sebastian M Tas, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1258 W Bay Drive; Suite E
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Sebastian Tas is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tas attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tas completed a residency program at Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (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's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with 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. Glen David Lowery, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2039 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Glen Lowery practices general surgery. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Lowery 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. 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.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathic Medicine, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Karen Kritsky, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
2025 Indian Rocks Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Karen Kritsky is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kritsky honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Largo 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.