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We found 6 providers matching hysterectomy and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lapolla's areas of clinical interest consist of breast biopsy, laser surgery, and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Lapolla attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lapolla average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lapolla honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Tirone include robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Tirone graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her residency. Patients rated Dr. Tirone highly, giving her an average of 4.0 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. Tirone accepts.

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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's specialty is general gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include incontinence, robotic surgery, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Jain is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Rochester General Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical Center, Dr. Jain attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jain (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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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 is a general gynecologist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Gregory's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: colposcopy, salpingectomy (fallopian tube removal), and hysterosalpingography. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salter accepts. She attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with 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 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: , 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.