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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, mastectomy (breast removal surgery), and hernia surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Levine attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baylor University Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include 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's specialty is pediatric general surgery. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Colombani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colombani has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Shawchuck is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shawchuck's training includes a residency program 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. 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Defrain attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Heart Institute and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. John Mitchell Clarke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1615 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 330
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. John Clarke is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clarke's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Clarke attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Clarke has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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

Dr. Kevin Huguet is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Huguet include colon cancer, colectomy (colon resection), and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Huguet is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Huguet 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: 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 Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Li's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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's medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, colorectal surgery procedures, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ravindra takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati and Kurnool Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New Britain General Hospital and Aurora Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ravindra (or staff) speaks 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. 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Curiale is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at National Naval Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. 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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Dr. Freddie Lee McRae, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
603 7th Street South; Suite 520
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Freddie McRae's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McRae include breast biopsy, thyroid problems, and gallbladder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. McRae average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McRae honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. McRae studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His training includes a residency program at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

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 specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Collins's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 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 completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Collins (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Almond's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Almond attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: 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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. Dr. Murphy's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Queen's University Belfast for medical school, he completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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. 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 pressure ulcers (bedsores). The average patient rating for Dr. Couch is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Flinders University School of Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Couch (or staff) is conversant in 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. Georgios Rossidis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
960 7th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Georgios Rossidis sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general surgery. He has a special interest 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Rossidis attended medical school at Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rossidis (or staff) is conversant in Hungarian and Greek. Dr. Rossidis is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Consultation, Laparoscopic Hernia Repair

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 practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Chang obtained his medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts.

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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.