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We found 4 providers matching endoscopic surgery and who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Trina Elena Espinola, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
625 6th Avenue S; Suite 385
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Trina Espinola is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Espinola include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Espinola's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Espinola 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Scar ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $777
  • Medicare Cost: $336
Dr. Patricia Ann Gilroy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3b
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Gilroy works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Gilroy include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Gilroy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Gilroy's training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. She speaks Romanian. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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Dr. Thomas Martin Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
800 6th Street S
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Andrews' specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Andrews is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, endoscopic sinus surgery, and head surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Andrews attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Andrews has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Voice Disorders, Ear Problems, Cleft Lip and Palate, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cedric Dewayne Shorter, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
603 7th Street S; Suite 540
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Cedric Shorter's specialty is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shorter include back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal stenosis. Dr. Shorter's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. 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. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Shorter attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Spinal Procedures, Skull Base Disorders, Spine Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

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What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery using a tool called an endoscope, a kind of thin, hollow tube. The endoscope contains optical fibers that transmit light and images, so a doctor can see through it. It can be inserted through a small incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus). The endoscope allows a physician access to see and perform procedures on the inside of the body without needing to make a large incision.

Once the endoscope is moved inside the body, the physician can use it to examine the area. Then very small tools can be moved through the tube of the endoscope and used to perform the surgery. Miniature forceps can take a biopsy or remove a growth, place and take out stitches, or collect cell samples. Endoscopic surgery can be used for many different procedures including sinus surgery, kidney stone removal and certain biopsies. It can even be used for brain surgery.

Because endoscopic surgery requires either a very tiny incision or none at all, there is very little scarring and a much easier recovery than with full open surgery.