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We found 16 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Homestead, FL.

Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen's areas of expertise include breast cancer and melanoma. Dr. Reintgen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Reintgen attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Melanoma, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

Dr. Paul Alexander Armstrong, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Armstrong is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), angioplasty, and aneurysm. Dr. Armstrong's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Gore Award Resident Competition, Florida Vascular Society; Outstanding Resident Teacher in Surgery, University of South Florida; and First Place, Helen Popaway Award Resident Research Conference. Dr. Armstrong welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Stent Placement, Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuan Hoai Pham, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3001 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Sjch 1st Floor Mail Stop 2800
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Tuan Pham's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pham include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Pham is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Circumcision, Cancer, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Carrie Ann Laituri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 2nd Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Carrie Laituri works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Laituri's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal surgery. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Orlando Health, Dr. Laituri attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Rosenkrantz Award, Honorable Mention, American Academy of Pediatrics; Straunsburg Award, Institute of Telesurgery; and IRCAD award, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Pediatric Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Vic Velanovich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vic Velanovich is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Velanovich include cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Velanovich takes 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 Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Velanovich performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Michael Hunter Albrink, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Suite F 145, Usf General Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Albrink is a general surgeon in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Albrink include gallbladder problems and hernia surgery. Dr. Albrink is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Albrink is accepting new patients. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery

Dr. Richard Lark Dicicco, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 160
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Dicicco's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dicicco include gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Bayfront Health Dade City, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Marie Catherine Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12902 Magnolia Drive Br - Prog
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marie Lee is a general surgeon in Tampa, FL. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Lee trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for her residency. Dr. Lee 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.

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Dr. Shawn David Larson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shawn Larson is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Gainesville, FL and Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Larson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Sheffield Medical School and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinctions: American Pediatric Surgery Foundation Scholar; UF Department of Surgery Research Career Development Award; and Resident of the Month, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. Dr. Larson is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cellulitis, Pyloric Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Eric Sommers, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4007 N Taliaferro Avenue; Suite C
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Keith Sommers, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Sommers focuses on robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sommers takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sommers is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lung Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David S Mason, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Suite 403, Office of Daivd Mason Md; 4710 N. Habana
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Mason is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Mason accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashley Shira Hodes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Hodes' area of specialization is general surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, thyroid surgery, and adrenal disorders. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hodes 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. Dr. Hodes welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of New York Hospital Queens' residency program.

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Clinical interests: Adenoma, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Adrenal Disorders, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilman Rackley Tyler Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
602 Audubon Avenue; Suite A, Office of Gilman Tyler Md
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Gilman Tyler, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tyler accepts. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Suite 820
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Riad Meada is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Meada trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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Dr. Barry Carl Kaufmann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
11111 Carrollwood Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Barry Kaufmann works as a general surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufmann honors. Dr. Kaufmann graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Dr. Adithya Suresh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1881w Kennedy Boulevard A B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Adithya Suresh's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Suresh attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.