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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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL. Dr. Nerney honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Nerney is affiliated with Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Santiago's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Santiago attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She 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. Allan Hull Haydon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Allan Haydon practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Clearwater, FL. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Haydon attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Haydon is 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. 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 practices in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at The Ottawa Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

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

Dr. David Shapiro is a specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. His areas of expertise consist of breast surgery, hernia surgery, and trauma. Dr. Shapiro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Richard Franklin 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 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 studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He 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. Dr. Figel honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Figel attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Southwest General Hospital.

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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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Tas is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 is a general surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). Dr. Rodriguez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Largo Medical Center for residency. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish. He 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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Largo, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Lowery's education and training includes medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. He accepts 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: 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. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Kritsky 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. She obtained her medical school training at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her 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.