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We found 11 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti practices adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staffetti honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Dr. Staffetti speaks Italian.

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Clinical Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 477
  • Uninsured Cost: $686 - $1,094
  • Medicare Cost: $39 - $321
Dr. Dilip Vishwanath Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar practices adult gastroenterology in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 323
  • Uninsured Cost: $682 - $1,093
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $316
Dr. Israel Crespo, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo sees patients in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crespo include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Crespo attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Crespo is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Clinical Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 192
  • Uninsured Cost: $955 - $1,275
  • Medicare Cost: $222 - $324
Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland practices adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freedland takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Freedland attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $694 - $1,090
  • Medicare Cost: $219 - $324
Dr. Chen-Sien Hu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Chen-Sien Hu's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He attended Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hu honors 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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Clinical Interests: Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Melanoma, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $599
  • Medicare Cost: $216
Dr. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rent accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Rent attended medical school at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $1,050
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $319
Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. Dr. Patel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Patel attended S.N. Medical College, Agra and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 336
  • Uninsured Cost: $460 - $717
  • Medicare Cost: $225 - $355
Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Vangara's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He trained at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science for residency. Dr. Vangara has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 200
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $555
Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College Baroda and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 638
  • Uninsured Cost: $812 - $1,261
  • Medicare Cost: $39 - $355
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gonzalez is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 195
  • Uninsured Cost: $467 - $718
  • Medicare Cost: $28 - $344
Dr. Robert Todd Roth, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
2102 Trinity Oaks Boulevard; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Robert Roth is a general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. The average patient rating for Dr. Roth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roth takes 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 BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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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 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.