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We found 6 providers matching carotid endarterectomy and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. 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. Defrain graduated from 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). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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

Dr. Ralph Angelo De Matteis, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2191 9th Avenue North; Suite 110
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Dematteis is a physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dematteis include esophageal varices, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and inguinal hernia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dematteis completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Dematteis is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Clarke (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Clarke is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 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. Dr. Clarke has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $1,141
Dr. Eugene Anthony Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He graduated from Queen's University Belfast and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: hemorrhoid banding, hernia surgery, and laser surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Murphy a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murphy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,170
Dr. Larry Ross Williams, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
995 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Larry Williams is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In his practice, Dr. Williams focuses on wounds. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,173
Dr. Lisa Ann Flaherty, DO
Specializes in Neurology
5880 49th Street North; Suite 104
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Lisa Flaherty is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Flaherty's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. She attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flaherty takes.

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All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Laminotomy, Laminoplasty, Cluster Headache, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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What is Carotid Endarterectomy?

Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure done to remove plaque blockage from a carotid artery. The two carotid arteries lie on either side of the neck and provide blood to the brain. In patients with carotid artery disease, these important blood vessels become clogged with a waxy, fatty substance called plaque. Blood cannot flow easily, and small clots can become trapped in the narrowed artery, causing a stroke. In an endarterectomy, the artery is opened and the blockage is pulled or scraped away.

There are less invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, but endarterectomy is a reliable, safe procedure that has been used for more than fifty years. During the procedure, the surgeon identifies the blockage and opens the artery with a small incision. The artery may be clamped briefly or re-routed to prevent excessive bleeding. Once inside the artery, the thick buildup can often be removed all in one piece. The surgeon may also form a graft using a piece of blood vessel from elsewhere in the patient’s body, and use the graft to repair the artery where the blockage was removed. The artery is stitched closed, and the surgery is done. Blood can now flow freely to the brain.