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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 sees patients in Lakeland, FL. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Sowka is an in-network provider for 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 Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Temple University Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Sowka (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Andres Medina specializes in vascular surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Memorial University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Medina honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 vascular surgery specialist in Lakeland, FL. Dr. De Jesus-Gomez attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University District Hospital, Puerto Rico. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De Jesus-Gomez honors. He is professionally affiliated with Lakeland Regional Health (LRH).

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Abbruzzese is a vascular surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Watson Clinic LLP and Lakeland Regional Health (LRH). Dr. Abbruzzese honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Maldonado works as a vascular surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon in Lakeland, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Maldonado highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.