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 works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Clearwater, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Koebbe has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Koebbe trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kowalski graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 practices neurosurgery in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Shulman has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and lumbar laminectomy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Shulman attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, gamma knife radiosurgery, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Gobo is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gobo takes. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island 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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Colbassani has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Colbassani speaks Spanish. 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, 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 specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Mickler's clinical interests include lumbar laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mickler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Spinal Procedures, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Devon Haydon is a neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: lumbar laminectomy and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. Dr. Haydon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Joel Franck is a neurosurgery specialist. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Franck's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Franck is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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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.