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We found 6 providers matching endoscopy and who accept BlueCross BlueShield of Florida near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 66th Street North; Suite 201
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Pothen Jacob specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hepatitis and colonoscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob takes. He obtained his medical school training at Christian Medical College, Vellore and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Jacob's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 296
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $130 - $324
Dr. Ernst S Bontemps, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 3m
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernst Bontemps sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bontemps accepts. Dr. Bontemps's medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Bontemps (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), flexible sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, colonoscopy

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Stent Placement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 624
  • Uninsured Cost: $600 - $1,170
  • Medicare Cost: $43 - $355
Dr. Sheldon L Scheinert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 3m
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Scheinert's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scheinert is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sigmoidoscopy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, colonoscopy

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Proctoscopy, Training, Biopsy, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 517
  • Uninsured Cost: $284 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $36 - $319
Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan works as a pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Newan's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Burns, Transbronchial ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk Wayne Jobe, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
603 Seventh Street South; Suite 540
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kirk Jobe works as a neurosurgeon. These areas are among Dr. Jobe's clinical interests: back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Jobe has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Jobe is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert Anthony Shamas, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5501 4th Street N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gilbert Shamas is a general gynecology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Shamas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Shamas is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser ... (Read more)

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What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is the use of a thin, flexible, hollow tube that allows a doctor to see the inside of the body without traditional open surgery. The tubes, called endoscopes, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and levels of stiffness to reach different parts of the body. Some also contain tiny tools that can be passed through the tube and used for procedures once they are inside the body. The use of tools within an endoscope is called endoscopic surgery and is one type of minimally invasive surgery, or surgery using a very small opening.

Endoscopes contain either a series of lenses or fiber optics that transmit light and images. They may have a tiny camera that projects images onto a screen. An endoscope can be inserted through a tiny incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus).

Endoscopy is often used to examine the digestive tract, but it may be used in many locations throughout the body. It allows a physician to easily and safely get a direct examination of areas of inflammation, sources of bleeding, cysts, tumors, gallstones, the insides of joints, and more, through only a very tiny opening.