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We found 36 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Largo, FL.

Dr. Satinderpal Singh Sondhi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1831 N Belcher Road; Suite F-1
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpal Sondhi is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. He attended medical school at India. His areas of expertise include hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Sondhi is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sondhi takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Endoscopy, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 294
  • Uninsured Cost: $813 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $324
Dr. Mihir Bhagwanji Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1300 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite 100
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Mihir Patel is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis, and colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $220 - $324
Dr. David Scott Borislow, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1260 S Dr Ml King Jr Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Borislow's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Borislow's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Borislow include colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Borislow attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Constipation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 197
  • Uninsured Cost: $700 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $200 - $313
Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in hepatitis and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He graduated from Christian Medical College, Vellore and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 170
  • Uninsured Cost: $700 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $171 - $324
Dr. David James Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. David Becker is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Clearwater, FL. Dr. Becker has a special interest in polypectomy (polyp removal), esophageal surgery, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Pancreatitis, Esophageal Surgery, Polypectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 139
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $222 - $324
Dr. Howard D Klein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 Jeffords Street; Suite D
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Howard Klein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Klein is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Klein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 156
  • Uninsured Cost: $700 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $192 - $324
Dr. Lourdes Teresa Santiago, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1305 S Fort Harrison Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Lourdes Santiago is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: bowel resection, hemorrhoid banding, and biopsy. Dr. Santiago is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh Choudhry, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Umesh Choudhry works as an adult gastroenterologist in Clearwater, FL. He attended the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Vincent's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Choudhry include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Choudhry's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Choudhry (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Choudhry is affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $202 - $304
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
920 S Myrtle Avenue; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Gourisankar Degala's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Degala honors. Dr. Degala's education and training includes medical school at Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 119
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $210 - $324
Dr. Michael Israel Schulman, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Schulman is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schulman at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Schulman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Haitian Creole. Dr. Schulman is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Clinical Trials

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 196
  • Uninsured Cost: $695 - $1,109
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $311
Dr. Arthur L Berman, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Arthur Berman is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berman include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Berman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Haitian Creole. Dr. Berman's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hemorrhoid Banding, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 224
  • Uninsured Cost: $695 - $1,117
  • Medicare Cost: $185 - $316
Dr. Dane L Maxfield, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
13644 Walsingham Road
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Dane Maxfield's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Maxfield has a special interest in colposcopy, hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital. He attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Doctors Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maxfield 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.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 175
  • Uninsured Cost: $630 - $1,035
  • Medicare Cost: $228 - $318
Dr. Michael Stenzel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Michael Stenzel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stenzel attended Heidelberg University for medical school and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Elmhurst Hospital Center for residency. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Diagnostic Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 525
  • Uninsured Cost: $735 - $1,106
  • Medicare Cost: $204 - $320
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Nirmala Pillai specializes in adult gastroenterology. She 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. Dr. Pillai graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 226
  • Uninsured Cost: $960 - $1,290
  • Medicare Cost: $27 - $319
Dr. Steven Beljic, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Steven Beljic sees patients in Largo, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Beljic include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Largo Medical Center. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Beljic completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 190
  • Uninsured Cost: $695 - $1,092
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $315
Dr. Justin R Nudell, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 200
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Justin Nudell's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nudell is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. He takes 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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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Blood Tests, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Flexible ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $695 - $1,005
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $317

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What is a Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is the use of a special tool called a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end) to examine the inside of the colon and rectum. The tube is typically inserted anally, and it allows the physician to examine the large intestine from the inside. It may be done at any time to diagnose bowel problems, but routine colonoscopies are advised after the age of 50 to screen for colon cancer.

A colonoscopy may be performed to diagnose:
  • Intestinal ulcers
  • Polyps
  • Bowel cancer
  • An unidentified source of pain or bleeding in the intestine

You may be asked to drink only liquids in the days before a colonoscopy, or you may be given an enema to remove residual fecal matter. Before the exam, you are given medication to help you relax, and you lay on your side on a table. The scope is inserted into the anus and gently moved all the way through the large intestine. Air may be pumped into the intestine to improve the view for the physician. Any polyps that are found will be removed. Then the colonoscope will be withdrawn. A colonoscopy is not usually painful, but you may feel some bloating or have some cramps right afterward. If you had polyps removed you might experience a small amount of bleeding. Any side effects should go away within a few hours.