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 facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Espinola attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Her areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Espinola takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Thomas Andrews' area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Andrews include cleft lip and palate, endoscopic sinus surgery, and head surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrews accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Andrews trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. He has received the distinction of 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. Patricia Ann Gilroy, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2299 9th Avenue N; Suite 3b
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Gilroy is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Gilroy's areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Gilroy's training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. She is conversant in Romanian. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

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

Dr. Cedric Shorter is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal stenosis. 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. Shorter graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Shorter's residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Spine Reconstruction, Spinal Procedures, Laminectomy, Skull Base Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (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.