We found 21 general surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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

Dr. Kay Shawchuck specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shawchuck include breast cancer surgery. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Shawchuck attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Steven Levine specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. Dr. Levine is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. 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. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center.

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

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 works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Defrain completed residency programs at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Defrain accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Defrain is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Huguet is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Huguet average 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.

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

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

Dr. Albert Li is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Li accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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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 sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ravindra include breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and esophageal surgery. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and Kurnool Medical College. His residency was performed at New Britain General Hospital and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Ravindra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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. John Mitchell Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Clarke is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

Dr. Freddie McRae specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests 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. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. McRae an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL and Venice, FL. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Curiale accepts. Dr. Curiale graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His residency was performed at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University.

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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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, breast biopsy, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Collins accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Collins's training includes a residency program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Breast Biopsy, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brett Almond is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Almond performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He accepts 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: Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery, Carotid Artery Stenting

Dr. Hugh M Van Gelder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
603 7th Street S; Suite 101
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Hugh Vangelder's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vangelder is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vangelder obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. Georgios Rossidis is a general surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Rossidis has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Rossidis attended Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rossidis (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Greek.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

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

Dr. Eugene Murphy's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Murphy attended medical school at Queen's University Belfast. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 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. Murphy honors. His professional affiliations include 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. Harold Matthew Couch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4801 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. H. Couch is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Couch include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and ileostomy. Patients gave Dr. Couch an average rating of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Couch trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Thai. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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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's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Chang is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's residency program. 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.

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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.
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