We found 8 colon and rectal surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Shiraz Nmi Farooq, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
4809 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 240
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shiraz Farooq is a specialist in general surgery, colon & rectal surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Farooq attended Baqai Medical University for medical school. Dr. Farooq welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Jorge Enrique Marcet, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Two Columbia Drive; Suite 145
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Marcet's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Marcet 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 completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Marcet attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Marcet's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Netterville Brannan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Brannan's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Brannan's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, hemorrhoid banding, and crohn's disease. 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. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brannan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Eduardo Sanchez, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 Tampa General Circle; Hmt, Suite 740, Usf General Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jaime Sanchez is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and pelvic reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Sanchez studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez takes. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Fecal Incontinence, Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sowsan Rasheid practices colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rasheid at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rasheid attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Cesar A Santiago, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Santiago's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), colorectal surgery procedures, and microsurgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santiago honors. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Santiago trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Rectocele, Microsurgery, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David S Mason, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Suite 403, Office of Daivd Mason Md; 4710 N. Habana
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Mason's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include biopsy, thyroid surgery, and mastectomy (breast removal surgery). 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. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mason completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Mastectomy, Hemorrhoids, Thyroid Surgery, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4700 N Habana Avenue; Suite 403
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lori Slezak's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Slezak 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. She is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.
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