We found 15 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sondhi include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sondhi has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He speaks Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 294
  • Charge (avg.): $813 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $30 - $324
Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Patel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

Dr. David James Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Becker's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Becker's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Becker attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Pancreatitis, Esophageal Surgery, Polypectomy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 139
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $222 - $324
Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Santiago's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She 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. Santiago is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Santiago is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacob include hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Jacob attended Christian Medical College, Vellore and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Jacob's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 170
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $171 - $324
Dr. Howard D Klein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Howard Klein is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 156
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $192 - $324
Dr. David Scott Borislow, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1260 S Martin Luther King Jr Avenue; Suite E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Borislow's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Borislow a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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Clinical Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Constipation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 197
  • Charge (avg.): $700 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $200 - $313
Dr. Ernest L Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2025 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Digiovanni is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Largo Medical Center's residency program. He 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. L Michael Michael Weiss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Weiss, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weiss's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 141
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $182 - $324

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Choudhry is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Clearwater, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Choudhry attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Choudhry's residency was performed at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 249
  • Charge (avg.): $811 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $304
Dr. Stanton P Tripodis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2461 Enterprise Road; Enterprise Ii Suite C
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Stanton Tripodis is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Greek. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripodis include colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Tripodis studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $735 - $831
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $269 - $324
Dr. Louis Aviles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1007 Jeffords Street; Suite 102
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Louis Aviles' specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Aviles focuses on acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aviles accepts 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 Harvard Medical School, Dr. Aviles performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 155
  • Charge (avg.): $423 - $1,411
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $226 - $324

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nirmala Sivaprakasapillai's specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 226
  • Charge (avg.): $960 - $1,290
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $27 - $319
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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Largo, FL and Dunedin, FL. His clinical interests include bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Gordon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Ottawa Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tas trained at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Tas 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. Dr. Tas is professionally affiliated with BayCare Alliant Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colon ... (Read more)

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.
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