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We found 6 providers matching hysterectomy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. James Peter La Polla, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
600 8th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. James Lapolla specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Brandon, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lapolla's clinical interests: breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lapolla graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Ectopic Pregnancy, Abdominal Problems, Laser Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,243
  • Medicare Cost: $1,102
Dr. Crystin Megan Tirone, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6450 38th Avenue N, St3 200; Box 6592570426
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Crystin Tirone's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tirone has a special interest in robotic surgery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Tirone performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Dilation and Curettage, Cervical Cancer, Ultrasound, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Meenakshi Jain, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3275 66th Street N; Suite 7-8
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Meenakshi Jain is a general gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Jain average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Jain's medical residency was performed at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Maragos Gregory, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3801 Park Street N.; Suite 4
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gregory practices general gynecology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Dr. Gregory honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Gregory (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, NovaSure, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Salter, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3055 5th Avenue; Suite A
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Salter is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Salter's clinical interests: colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and colpocleisis. She 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. Dr. Salter's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Women's Care Florida, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Abdominal Aortogram, Umbilical Hernia, Cervix Problems, Breast Biopsy, Labiaplasty, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gilbert Shamas, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Shamas completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, high risk pregnancy, and infertility. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamas is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Hysterectomy

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

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What is a Hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is an extremely common surgery performed to remove the uterus. Sometimes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or cervix will be removed as well. A woman who has had a hysterectomy will no longer have periods and cannot get pregnant.

There are a variety of reasons that women have hysterectomies, including:
  • Heavy bleeding or pain, such as that due to fibroids, endometriosis, or adenomyosis
  • Cancer
  • Prolapsed uterus, where the pelvic muscles can no longer completely hold the uterus in place

It is important to note that having any of these conditions does not necessarily mean that a hysterectomy is necessary. There are other available treatment options in most cases.

Although the uterus is responsible for a period, it is the ovaries that control the hormonal changes that women go through every month. So if a woman has a hysterectomy but keeps her ovaries, she might still experience hormonal swings every month even if she no longer has a period. Alternately, if a younger woman has a hysterectomy where her ovaries as removed, she will essentially be in immediate menopause.

A hysterectomy can be performed traditionally through one large cut in the abdomen, laparoscopically using tiny incisions and small tools, or through the vagina. Full recovery may take four to six weeks. After a hysterectomy, you might experience sexual changes such as vaginal dryness or a change in libido. It is common to experience strong emotions after a hysterectomy, including both grief and relief. If your ovaries were removed, you may be at higher risk for certain diseases, such as heart disease and osteoporosis. Taking hormonal birth control might reduce this risk.