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We found 8 neurosurgeons who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier 1418V near Clearwater, FL.

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

Dr. Christopher Koebbe specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Koebbe's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, brain aneurysm, and skull base surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Koebbe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 physician who specializes in spine surgery, neurosurgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Kowalski 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, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Shulman is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and lumbar laminectomy. She 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. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Shulman's professional 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 is a neurosurgeon in Clearwater, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: brain aneurysm, gamma knife radiosurgery, and lumbar laminectomy. Dr. Gobo is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Clearwater, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Colbassani has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, lumbar laminectomy, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Colbassani attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Colbassani trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Colbassani 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.

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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. Dr. Mickler's education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, cervical (neck) spine problems, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mickler honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group.

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

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

Dr. Joel Franck works as a neurosurgeon in Tampa, FL and Clearwater, FL. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Franck is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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

Dr. Devon Haydon is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Haydon include lumbar laminectomy and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Haydon studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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.