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

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

Dr. John Clarke practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Clarke (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Clarke's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Clarke is 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. Dr. Clarke has received the following distinction: 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. 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 surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Defrain honors. 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.

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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. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and inguinal hernia. Dr. Dematteis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Dematteis attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eugene Murphy is a specialist in 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. He has a 2.5 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. Murphy takes. 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)

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 physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. In his practice, he is particularly interested in wounds. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency.

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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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Flaherty studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

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.