We found 17 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Tarpon Springs, FL, Tampa, FL, and Wesley Chapel, FL. Dr. Reintgen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Reintgen is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Reintgen has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Reintgen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Paul Armstrong practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Armstrong include peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Armstrong accepts. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Armstrong trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Armstrong is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Carrie Laituri's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal surgery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laituri graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Medicine. She trained at Orlando Health for residency. 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. Dr. Laituri is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Gastrointestinal Surgery

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 is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include cancer, endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and hernia surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pham a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pham attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pham speaks Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Shiraz Nmi Farooq, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
4809 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 240
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shiraz Farooq's medical specialty is general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Farooq has an open panel. He attended medical school at Baqai Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in General Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle; Suite F 145, Usf General Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Albrink's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Albrink is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He has a special interest in gallbladder problems and hernia 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Albrink is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Problems, Hernia Surgery

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

Dr. Marie Lee's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Lee attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school.

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

Dr. Richard Dicicco is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Dicicco focuses on gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dicicco honors. Dr. Dicicco attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dicicco trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. Dr. Dicicco's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Shawn David Larson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shawn Larson specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Gainesville, FL and Tampa, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Larson 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). Dr. Larson has received distinctions including American Pediatric Surgery Foundation Scholar; UF Department of Surgery Research Career Development Award; and Resident of the Month, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. He 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. Vic Velanovich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; Stc 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Vic Velanovich is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Velanovich's areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, hernia surgery, and endoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Velanovich accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center and Madigan Army Medical Center. Dr. Velanovich has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Keith Sommers is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Sommers include robotic surgery. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sommers is 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 general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Mason's areas of expertise include the following: biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Riad Meada practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Meada takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ashley Hodes is a specialist in general surgery. She works in Tampa, FL. In her practice, Dr. Hodes focuses on thyroid problems, thyroid surgery, and adrenal disorders. Dr. Hodes is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Hospital Queens for residency. 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. Dr. Hodes welcomes new patients.

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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 is a general surgery specialist. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Tyler 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. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Barry Kaufmann specializes in general surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kaufmann 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. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community 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.