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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
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Dilip Ghanekar works as a gastroenterologist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghanekar accepts. 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.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Crespo's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. 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 is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of William Beaumont Army Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Joseph Staffetti is a gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Staffetti studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Roger Williams Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 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. In addition to English, 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. Maxwell Rent, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5425 Water Street
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Maxwell Rent specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Rent (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and esophageal dilation. Dr. Rent studied medicine at Mysore Medical College and Kasturba Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is in-network for 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

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $1,050
  • Medicare Cost: $223 - $319
Dr. Curtis Paul Freedland, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 14
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Curtis Freedland's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Freedland 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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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 is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Taipei Medical University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Union Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Hu is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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: 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. 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. He works in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. Before completing his residency at Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at S.N. Medical College, Agra. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and hepatitis. His average patient rating is 3.0 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. Patel accepts.

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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. 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. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 638
  • Uninsured Cost: $812 - $1,261
  • Medicare Cost: $39 - $355
Dr. Sreenivasa Prasad Vangara, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5515 Gulf Drive; Suite B
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Sreenivas Vangara works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Vangara accepts. Dr. Vangara's education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. 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
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3531 Little Road
Trinity, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gonzalez is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. 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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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, who practices in Safety Harbor, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roth include thyroid problems, colectomy (colon resection), and hemorrhoid banding. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. For his residency, Dr. Roth trained at Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Hospital, Pennsylvania. Dr. Roth's hospital/clinic 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 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.