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We found 5 vascular surgeons who accept BlueOptions near Clearwater, FL.

Dr. Yves Andre Gabriel, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
455 Pinellas Street; Suite 320
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Yves Gabriel works as a vascular surgeon. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gabriel include leg pain, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid artery disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gabriel (or staff) speaks Haitian Creole and French. Dr. Gabriel's professional affiliations include BayCare Medical Group, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovenous Laser Ablation, Varicose Veins, Leg Pain, Carotid Artery ... (Read more)

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. 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)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
1106 Druid Road South; Suite 301
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Farnsworth May, who practices in Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. His clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. May accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Hemorrhoid Banding, Colonoscopy

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

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What is Vascular Surgery?

Vascular surgeons provide both medical and surgical care for the blood vessels of the body. This includes arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymph vessels, but not usually the heart or large vessels immediately surrounding the heart -- those are cared for by cardiologists or cardiothoracic surgeons.

Some of the blood vessel disorders that might require treatment by a vascular surgeon include:
  • Aneurysms
  • Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries
  • Varicose veins
  • Venous thrombosis, or clots in the veins
  • Peripheral arterial disease, where narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to the legs
  • Carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries leading to the brain

Vascular surgery is an unusual surgical specialty because it offers medical care, testing, and non-invasive procedures, as well as complete surgical care. So depending on the diagnosis, a vascular surgeon may offer care or treatment that is non-invasive (such as imaging, diet, or exercise), minimally invasive (such as catheter procedures), or traditional surgery.

When vascular disease disrupts oxygen and nutrients from being delivered efficiently within the body, a vascular surgeon can help restore the flow of health.