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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6006 49th Street North; Suite 310
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Charles Bailey practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Brandon, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bailey include bypass surgery, carotid artery stenting, and angioplasty. He is affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He honors 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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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Stenosis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement, Stent ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Clarke works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Saint Petersburg, FL and South Pasadena, FL. Dr. Clarke's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clarke include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and BayCare Health System. 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 attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Clarke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , carotid endarterectomy

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Colectomy, Colostomy, Partial Mastectomy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Rectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $2,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,141
Dr. Eugene A Murphy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
620 10th Street N.
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Murphy's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Queen's University Belfast. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Murphy's clinical interests include breast biopsy, hemorrhoid banding, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Biopsy, Lumpectomy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Mastectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Dialysis

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,170

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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.

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