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We found 22 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Steven Martin Levine, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
4957 38th Avenue N.; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Levine practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. 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. Dr. Levine's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Peripheral Artery Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul M Colombani, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric General Surgery
601 5th Street S, Suite 306; Department 6580070404
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Colombani sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Colombani 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. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Transplant Procedures, Thoracic Problems, Kidney Transplant, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Kay Marie Shawchuck, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3055 5th Avenue N; Suite B
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kay Shawchuck works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Her clinical interests encompass breast cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Shawchuck's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She 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: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

Dr. John Mitchell Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Clarke has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clarke accepts. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Clarke trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Patrick Defrain, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6006 49th Street N; Suite 310
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Defrain is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Defrain attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Lee Huguet, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Huguet specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Huguet's areas of expertise include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Huguet is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Lumpectomy, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Hui-Shiung Li, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Albert Li's medical specialty is general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Li is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nagella Ravindra, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4801 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nagella Ravindra specializes in general surgery and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ravindra accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and Kurnool Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Ravindra trained at New Britain General Hospital and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ravindra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Esophageal Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Freddie Lee McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Dr. McRae is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McRae takes. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Dr. McRae speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Gallbladder Problems, Mastectomy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Vincent Curiale, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
601 7th Street S; Suite 530
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Curiale specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Curiale accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Curiale trained at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Curiale's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Paul Steven Collins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
960 7th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Paul Collins is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Collins has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. 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. Collins graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting, Sclerotherapy, Lumpectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett Anthony Almond, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
960 7th Avenue N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Brett Almond practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Almond honors. Dr. Almond's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting

Dr. Eugene Anthony Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. He attended Queen's University Belfast and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Murphy include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murphy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and BayCare Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Laser Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Georgios Rossidis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Georgios Rossidis is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is especially interested in laparoscopic hernia repair. Dr. Rossidis 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 Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Rossidis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hungarian and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

Dr. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Couch's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and pressure ulcers (bedsores). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He 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. Dr. Couch graduated from Flinders University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Thai.

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Clinical interests: Paracentesis, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Leonard Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
601 5th Street S, Suite 306; Department 6580070404
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Henry Chang specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chang 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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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.