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We found 5 vascular surgeons who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Lakeland, FL.

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Dr. Lawrence Robert Sowka, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1305 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Sowka works as a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Sowka attended Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sowka (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Dr. Andres Medina, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Andres Medina specializes in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Lakeland, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Medina performed his residency at Memorial University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Abbruzzese is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Abbruzzese attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abbruzzese 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. Abbruzzese is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
3035 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Gustavo De Jesus-Gomez is a Lakeland, FL physician who specializes in vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. De Jesus-Gomez honors 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 Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico.

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Dr. Alberto M Maldonado-Molina, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Maldonado is a specialist in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Maldonado is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. He is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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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.