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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL. Dr. Jacob's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jacob include hepatitis and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colonoscopy

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Disorders, Hepatitis, Colonoscopy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 296
  • Charge (avg.): $650 - $1,091
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $130 - $324
Dr. Ernst S Bontemps, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 3m
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernst Bontemps works as a gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His 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, enteroscopy (small bowel endoscopy)

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

Dr. Sheldon L Scheinert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1609 Pasadena Avenue S; Suite 3m
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Scheinert is an adult gastroenterologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. 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 attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Michael Minhle Newan, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
1075 9th Avenue N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Newan practices adult pulmonology. Dr. Newan's areas of expertise include the following: asthma, sleep apnea, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Newan (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. Dr. Newan is professionally affiliated with 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, Tracheal Suctioning, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kirk Jobe specializes in neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jobe include back pain, brain surgery, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Northside Hospital. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jobe at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jobe takes. 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, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gilbert Shamas sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Shamas's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, infertility, and cryosurgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hysteroscopy, 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.

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