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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. Dilip Vishwanath Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar is an adult gastroenterologist in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Ghanekar attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school. Dr. Ghanekar 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. 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. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating 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. Staffetti takes. Dr. Staffetti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. In addition to English, he 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. Israel Crespo, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3633 Little Road; Suite 104
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Crespo's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Crespo is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crespo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $955 - $1,275
  • Medicare Cost: $222 - $324
Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Freedland an average rating of 4.0 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.

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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. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 638
  • Uninsured Cost: $812 - $1,261
  • Medicare Cost: $39 - $355
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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 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. Dr. Hu is a graduate of Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hu completed residency programs at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in New Port Richey, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. Dr. Rent 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 Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. After attending S.N. Medical College, Agra for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Vangara is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 168
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $555
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gonzalez specializes in adult gastroenterology. He 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.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Roth's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. He is rated highly 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. Roth accepts. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. He is 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 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.