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We found 5 providers matching peripheral bypass surgery and who accept BlueCare All Copay 1565 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Thomas Stuart Huber, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Huber specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Gainesville, FL. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Huber include lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Huber honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Lester R. Dragstedt Physician-Scientist Award; Edward M. Copeland Faculty Award; and Distinguished Reviewer - Journal of Vascular Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Hemodialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Salvatore Thomas Scali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Salvatore Scali is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scali include mesenteric (intestinal) angiogram, lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery, and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Scali performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His distinctions include: Administrative Chief Resident in Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; Resident Academic Excellence Award, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; and Isaac Mehrez Award for Surgical Excellence, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dr. Scali is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Mesenteric Angiogram, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Joseph Feezor, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Robert Feezor's specialty is vascular surgery. His clinical interests include mesenteric (intestinal) angiogram, lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery, and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Dr. Feezor's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feezor graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Mesenteric Angiogram, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery ... (Read more)

Dr. Javairiah Fatima, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100128
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Javairiah Fatima's medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Fatima (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Arabic. Her areas of expertise include lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), and open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Fatima 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Microvascular Surgery Training Certification; Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN.

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Relevant Interests: , lower extremity (leg) bypass surgery

All Interests: Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
4645 Nw 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Elmer Croushore specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Gainesville, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Croushore 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,562
  • Medicare Cost: $1,083

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What is Peripheral Bypass Surgery?

Peripheral bypass surgery is a procedure that reroutes blood flow around a blockage in the arteries of the arms or legs. Atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup, can affect these arteries in a condition called peripheral artery disease or PAD. A thick, waxy substance composed of cholesterol and minerals builds up within the blood vessels, and in severe cases it can clog arteries. Without enough blood getting to the muscles, patients can experience weakness and pain. Peripheral bypass surgery opens up a new pathway for blood to flow where it is needed. Sometimes peripheral bypass surgery is used when arteries are damaged, for instance, by a severe injury. While it can be performed in the arms, it is most commonly done in the calf, knee, thigh, or hip.

During surgery, the blockage is identified, and an incision is made to expose the artery. The surgeon prepares a tube, called a graft, to be used as the bypass. Sometimes this tube is synthetic, and sometimes a piece of the patient’s own vein or artery is used. The ends of the bypass graft are attached to the artery above and below the blockage. Now blood can simply flow around and continue on its way.

After a peripheral bypass, you may need to spend a couple of days in the hospital while doctors make sure your bypass is working and not leaking. If the bypass was done in your leg, doctors may check the pulse in your feet to make sure blood is flowing well. You may experience some swelling in the area where you had surgery. Raising your arm or leg will help. You will likely be back to your normal activities within 2-3 weeks.