We found 6 providers matching endoscopy and who accept BlueCross BlueShield of Florida near Saint Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Pothen Jacob's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He attended medical school at Christian Medical College, Vellore. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Patients gave Dr. Jacob an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.
Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy
All Interests: Colonoscopy, Digestive Health, Hepatitis/Hepatology
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 296
- Uninsured Cost: $650 - $1,091
- Medicare Cost: $130 - $324
Dr. Ernst Bontemps is an adult gastroenterology specialist. 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 medical residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Bontemps (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Bontemps is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), flexible sigmoidoscopy, proctoscopy, colonoscopy
All Interests: Admit, evaluate, perform history and physical exam, diagnose, treat and provide consultation to ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 624
- Uninsured Cost: $600 - $1,170
- Medicare Cost: $43 - $355
Dr. Sheldon Scheinert is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Scheinert accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , sigmoidoscopy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), proctoscopy, colonoscopy
All Interests: Performance of history and physical exam -Argon plasma coagulation -Biopsy of the mucosa of the ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 517
- Uninsured Cost: $284 - $1,091
- Medicare Cost: $36 - $319
Dr. Michael Newan, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Newan include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)
All Interests: Abdominal paracentesis - Arthocentesis and joint injections - Arterial venous puncture technique ... (Read more)
Dr. Kirk Jobe is a specialist in neurosurgery. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Jobe's areas of expertise include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jobe has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy
All Interests: Conditions: Acoustic Neuroma Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, ... (Read more)
Dr. Gilbert Shamas works as a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamas include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Shamas is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , endoscopy
All Interests: Robotic Surgery, Abdominal Ultrasound, Amniocentesis, Cesarean Section, Endoscopic Therapy, ... (Read more)
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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.