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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Jacob attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis and colonoscopy. His average patient rating is 3.5 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $171 - $324
Dr. Ernst S Bontemps, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 3m
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernst Bontemps' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Bontemps trained at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Bontemps (or staff) speaks 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: 366
  • Uninsured Cost: $811 - $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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Scheinert is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Scheinert completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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: 276
  • Uninsured Cost: $284 - $1,091
  • Medicare Cost: $36 - $319
Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan is an adult pulmonologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan's areas of expertise include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Newan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Jobe's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jobe include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jobe takes. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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 specializes in general gynecology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Shamas graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Shamas is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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.