We found 6 providers matching endoscopy and who accept BlueCross BlueShield of Florida near Saint Petersburg, FL.
Dr. Pothen Jacob's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Dr. Jacob studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. His training includes residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.
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 Bontemps specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Bontemps (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital. Dr. Bontemps's residency was performed at New York Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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 Scheinert is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Scheinert an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , sigmoidoscopy, diagnostic EGD, 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 Newan is a specialist in adult pulmonology. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dr. Newan is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA)
All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Sleep Disorders, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)
Dr. Kirk Jobe practices neurosurgery. Patients rated Dr. Jobe highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Jobe is an in-network provider for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.
Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy
All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Gilbert Shamas practices general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shamas include cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Shamas is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , hysteroscopy, endoscopy
All Interests: Cryosurgery, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Laser ... (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.