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We found 8 neurosurgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Christopher James Koebbe, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Koebbe, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koebbe include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koebbe graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, Scoliosis, Compression ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Kowalski Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2250 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Robert Kowalski's areas of specialization are spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Kowalski accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Laminectomy, Discectomy, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie Lee Shulman, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 325
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Carrie Shulman's specialty is neurosurgery. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Shulman trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for her residency. Her areas of expertise include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and lumbar laminectomy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shulman 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Joseph Gobo, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 325
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Dean Gobo practices neurosurgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gobo is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: brain aneurysm, gamma knife radiosurgery, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Gobo 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 Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Gobo attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Lower Back Problems, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold J Colbassani Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 325
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Harold Colbassani works as a neurosurgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Colbassani average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Colbassani's clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Colbassani attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Colbassani's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Regar Mickler, DO
Specializes in Neurosurgery
430 Morton Plant Street; Suite 401
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Mickler is a Clearwater, FL physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Mickler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mickler accepts.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
3001 Eastland Boulevard; Suite 7
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Joel Franck works as a neurosurgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Franck is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Franck is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine.

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Dr. Devon Hull Haydon, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
400 Pinellas Street; Suite 325
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Devon Haydon works as a neurosurgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lumbar laminectomy and spine problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haydon attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Haydon completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Spinal Procedures, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.