We found 11 providers matching colonoscopy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold 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 works as a gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Ghanekar (or staff) speaks Hindi. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He 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.

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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. 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 in Trinity, FL and New Port Richey, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Staffetti's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Roger Williams Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Staffetti average 4.0 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.

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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. 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. Dr. Hu attended Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 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: 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. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Rent (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Rent's areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Satish Patel sees patients in New Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Before performing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended S.N. Medical College, Agra for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

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

Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 5.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcers, ... (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. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science's residency program. Dr. Vangara has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He has received the distinction of 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 Leonard Digiovanni, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10820 State Road; 54 Ste 201
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Digiovanni works as a gastroenterologist. He honors 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 Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Digiovanni is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gonzalez's specialty 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. Gonzalez honors.

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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, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL and New Port Richey, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Roth 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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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

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

Dr. Raju V Rao, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5802 State Road 54
New Prot Richey, FL
 

Dr. Raju Rao is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Brooksville, FL, Spring Hill, FL, and New Prot Richey, FL. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, BayCare Physician Partners, and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rao attended World University and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $1,218 - $1,749
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $213 - $311

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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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