We found 10 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential Health near New Port Richey, FL.

Dr. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent, who practices in New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rent (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rent include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. Dr. Rent is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. After completing medical school at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rent takes.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 93
  • Charge (avg.): $650 - $1,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $223 - $319
Dr. Joseph Frederick Staffetti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patients rated Dr. Staffetti highly, giving him an average 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 477
  • Charge (avg.): $686 - $1,094
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $39 - $321
Dr. Jigneshkumar Babubhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1818 Short Branch Drive; Suite 102
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and 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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Clinical Interests: Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcers, Swallowing ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 638
  • Charge (avg.): $812 - $1,261
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Hu obtained his medical school training at Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hu takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Whipple Procedure, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Melanoma, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $599
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $216
Dr. Dilip V Ghanekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road 54; Suite 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Ghanekar 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. 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. Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 323
  • Charge (avg.): $682 - $1,093
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203 - $316
Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vangara's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. He attended Guntur Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 200
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $212 - $555
Dr. Ernest L Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Largo, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, BayCare Health System, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Dr. Digiovanni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Largo Medical Center, Dr. Digiovanni attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Satish Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5340 Gulf Drive; Suite 105
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Satish Patel is an adult gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System and Medical Center of Trinity. Dr. Patel 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. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gonzalez's specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 195
  • Charge (avg.): $467 - $718
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 sees patients in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include 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.
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